Intimate Strangers In the half-Hitchcockian French love thriller Intimate Strangers , an unhappy woman ("La Cérémonie"'s alluringly grave Sandrine Bonnaire) begins recounting her marital woes in an… Intimate Strangers In the half-Hitchcockian French love thriller Intimate Strangers , an unhappy woman ("La Cérémonie"'s alluringly grave Sandrine Bonnaire) begins recounting her marital woes in an… 2004-07-28 R PT104M Comedy Drama Foreign Language Sandrine Bonnaire Fabrice Luchine Anne Brochet Michel Duchaussoy Paramount Classics
Movie Review

Intimate Strangers (2004)

MPAA Rating: R
Sandrine Bonnaire, Intimate Strangers | WHO'S THAT 'STRANGER'? Never underestimate the allure of a tax accountant
WHO'S THAT 'STRANGER'? Never underestimate the allure of a tax accountant
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jul 28, 2004; Rated: R; Length: 104 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Drama, Foreign Language; With: Sandrine Bonnaire and Fabrice Luchine; Distributor: Paramount Classics

In the half-Hitchcockian French love thriller Intimate Strangers, an unhappy woman (''La Cérémonie'''s alluringly grave Sandrine Bonnaire) begins recounting her marital woes in an office she mistakes for that of a psychiatrist. But she doesn't stop, even when she discovers that her confidant (Fabrice Luchini) is no shrink, just a mild, bachelor tax accountant stunned into obsession by the erotic restlessness that has blown his way. Patrice Leconte (''The Man on the Train'') claims that this slight but satisfyingly slinky tale may be his last love story. Let's hope it isn't, since the director of ''Monsieur Hire'' (which also starred Bonnaire) is such a dependable connoisseur of oddballs who complete one another.

Originally posted Jul 28, 2004 Published in issue #777 Aug 06, 2004 Order article reprints