• Intimate Strangers (2004)

Intimate Strangers

Release Date: July 30th, 2004

DVD Release Date: December 28th, 2004

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

When a beautiful woman named Anna (Sandrine Bonnaire) mistakes a psychiatrist's office for that of tax attorney William (Fabrice Luchini), she unwittingly confesses her deepest and darkest secrets to a perfect stranger. Sexually repressed and lonely, William doesn't have the courage to reveal his true identity to Anna. Maintaining the deception, William begins to enjoy the fake therapy sessions. Every week, the pair meet, and they forge an odd and erotic relationship.

Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Bonnaire, Michel Duchaussoy, Anne Brochet, Gilbert Melki, Laurent Gamelon, Hélène Surgère, Urbain Cancelier

Director: Patrice Leconte

Genres: Drama

Production Co: France 2 Cinema, Les Films Alain Sarde

Keywords: Passionate , 2000s , Emotional , Forbidden love , Deception , Temptation , Office , Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Light and droll, but with an undercurrent of moody suspense. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mr. Luchini gives one of the best performances of the year, in one of the best movies of the year.

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film does get claustrophobic. It never quite achieves the balance between a two-character study and a larger world, as did "The Man on the Train." The film also could do with a bit more humor, most of which is supplied by the sagacious shrink. show more

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