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Intimate Strangers

French director Patrice Leconte (Man on the Train) returns with another intimate drama. In this one, a young woman (Sandrine Bonnaire) looking for her new psychiatrist stumbles into the wrong office and accidentally starts confessing all her marital woes to a confused financial advisor (Fabrice Luchini). He doesn't have the courage to tell her she's come to the wrong man (plus, he's kind of attracted to her), so he lets her continue to book "appointments." What sounds like a setup for a screwball comedy actually becomes a psychological almost-thriller. The film is mostly all conversation, which will bore many folks, but the actors provide some amazing subtlety to their characters. In French with English subtitles. 102 minutes