Intimate Strangers (2004)

Intimate Strangers
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 44mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Eduardo Serra Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Hubert Engammare Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Patrice Leconte Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Jérôme Tonnerre Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Joelle Hache Editor n/a 172 7000001
Pascal Esteve Music n/a 120781 8000001
Paul Laine Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Sandrine Kerner Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Ivan Maussion Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Christine Gozlan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Alain Sarde Producer n/a 3 3000001
Anne Brochet Actor Jeanne 1 1000004
Michel Duchaussoy Actor Dr Monnier 1 1000003
Sandrine Bonnaire Actor Anna 1 1000002
Gilbert Melki Actor Marc 1 1000005
Laurent Gamelon Actor Luc 1 1000006
Patrice Leconte Director n/a 2 2000001
Helene Surgere Actor Mrs Mulon 1 1000008
Urbain Chartier Actor Chatel 1 1000007
Fabrice Luchini Actor William Faber 1 1000001
A disturbed-looking woman named Anna enters a Paris apartment building where white-collar professionals conduct business from their homes. The concierge--whose chronic involvement in a dopey soap opera is a wink to the melodrama at work in ordinary lives--tells her that Dr. Monnier's practice is on the fifth floor. Anna takes the elevator, chooses a door and is admitted by William, whose secretary has left for the day. Obviously upset, Anna explains it's an emergency. With minimum prompting from William, she quickly reveals she's been married for four years and works in an upscale luggage boutique. Her husband is unemployed, and, although their love life was formerly quite satisfying, they haven't had sex for six months. She thinks she's going crazy. Talking seems to make Anna feel better and she spontaneously proposes a date and time for their next appointment. She then leaves without having given her name or phone number and although he does have a couch in his office and there was a book about psychoanalysis on his desk, William is actually a financial planner specializing in tax problems. Psychiatrist Dr. Monnier, whom Anna meant to see, has an office a few doors down on the same floor. Jeanne, who's traded in the unassuming and fastidious William for outgoing hulk Luc, tells her former love that he must come clean. But although William does his level best to remedy the misunderstanding, Anna doesn't let him get a word in edgewise on her subsequent visit as she spills ever more intimate details about her private life.