A Couch in New York (1996)

A Couch in New York (1996)

Released: 1996
Genre: Comedy, Genre, Romance
Director: Chantal Akerman
Starring: Stephanie Buttle, William Hurt, Juliette Binoche, ,
Run time: 108 min
IMDb: 5.9/10
Country: France
Views: 104189

Synopsis

Storyline:
Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both don’t know each other and both find themselves deeply involved into the social settings of the other, because the decision to change their flats is made overnight. Could be the perfect amusement, but suddenly Henry finds himself beaten up by Beatrice’ lover and Beatrice is considered to be Dr. Harriston’s substitute by his clients.
Written by
Oliver Heidelbach
User Reviews: I don’t understand why this movie isn’t more popular. William Hurt plays wonderfully sensitive and sincere. Juliette Binoche is charming and natural. The story is like a book. And the filmmakers and photographers have caught the moments just right. The lines and words are not pathetic: they are intelligent and honest.

I love this film. I have seen it several times and Cole Porters "Night and day" suits the film and actors really well.

I give this film top score for seeing the special art and beauty of living. Few movies catches the small deatils like this one: In colours, quite comfortable moments, moods, real life-pictures and honest life-image.

Thank you very much, filmmakers, actors, storytellers, composers and photographers for reminding us how beautiful life can be.

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