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Intimacy Details

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One man's sexual obsessions and emotional weaknesses are laid bare in this controversial drama. Jay (Mark Rylance) is a cold, emotionally distant man who abandoned his wife and children several years ago andnow works in a nightclub. Jay enters into an affair with a married woman, an amateur actress named Claire (Kerry Fox), in which their emotional needs barely enter the picture; they meet once a week and have sex, talking as little as possible and parting ways once they're done. One week, Jay follows Claire after their weekly encounter and sees her meeting her husband Andy (Timothy Spall), a cheerful and good-natured cab driver. Jay becomes curious about Andy and strikes up an acquaintance with him; as they become friendly, Jay begins sharing with Andy the details of his affair with a married woman, without mentioning his lover's name. Claire has already begun moving away from her affair with Jay, and when she discovers that he's been meeting with her husband and sharing information about their relationship, she becomes understandably furious. Intimacy was the first English-language film for French director Patrice Chereau; the film received its North American premiere at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 19, 2001

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Berlin International Film Festival Kerry Fox Silver Bear for Best Actress 2001 Winner
French Film Critics Circle Patrice Chéreau Prix Louis-Delluc 2001 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Patrice Chéreau Best Director 2001 Nominee
European Film Academy Éric Gautier Best European Cinematographer 2001 Nominee

Crew

Patrice Chéreau
Director
Jacques Hinstin
Producer
Patrick Cassavetti
Producer
Anne-Louise Trividic
Screenwriter
Patrice Chéreau
Screenwriter
Éric Gautier
Cinematographer
Eric Neveux
Composer (Music Score)
François Gedigier
Editor
Hayden Griffin
Production Designer
Charles Gassot
Executive Producer
Caroline de Vivaise
Costume Designer
Guillaume Sciama
Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Pierre Laforce
Sound/Sound Designer
Antoine Garceau
First Assistant Director
Hanif Kureishi
Short Story Author
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