Intimate Strangers (Confidences trop intimes)
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Intimate Strangers (Confidences trop intimes)
Directed by Patrice Leconte, Confidences Trop Intimes revolves around Anna (Sandrine Bonnaire), who, after suffering from an abusive relationship, approaches a psychiatrist for advice. Determined not to leave anything out, Anna immediately begins an intimate retelling of her life story; unfortunately, she has entered the wrong office. Both intrigued by her story and reluctant to embarrass her, William (Fabrice Luchini), the shy tax lawyer on the receiving end of Anna's diatribe, tries to continue the charade. The film also features Michel Duchaussoy.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A mysterious love story takes chances and mostly succeeds."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"What's at stake in Intimate Strangers is something quite small: The relationship between two lonely people. We care because Leconte helps us to understand their isolation, and we end up sharing their thirst for human contact."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"pleasant, compelling, worth a look"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"It doesn't quite ring true, but it is absorbing, nonetheless."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"One of the most unusual screen romances of 2004."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Those who know if they like the world of Leconte -- like those who know they like the world of Eric Rohmer or Jacques Rivette -- will look forward to seeing this film the way they might look forward to a fine meal prepared by a great chef."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"Focusing on the expressive repression on his actors' faces, and keeping his camera so close to his subjects that you share their sense of wilful withdrawal from everything around them, Leconte keeps you riveted to the screen."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Director Patrice Leconte subtly infuses the movie with humor and psychological depth."
‑ CT Staff, Christianity Today
"One day we're going to look back and wonder how we never quite noticed how very good Patrice Leconte is."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The performances...make it worth soldiering past many obvious doubts (how hard is it to say, "You're in the wrong office"?) to find out what happens."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"An Adults Only movie in the best sense of the term."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"It's a film that teases us with the realm of possibilities and a few really funny scenes."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"[Leconte is] among the best today at turning out films in the classic French mode."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"... full of meaningful moments, aesthetic pleasures, and the joy that comes from the close study of a character's expressions, confessions, and silences."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"A brilliant entertainment, highlighted by Luchini's almost constantly perplexed expression...a subtle tale of personal relationships."
‑ Tony Medley,
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