Intimacy


1h 59m 2000

Brief Synopsis

She comes to his London pad late every Wednesday afternoon, only for sex, while her taxi waits outside. They don't speak but something must pass between them because they stand together and lie down next to the table without a word. The following week at the same time, she is at the door, they immed

Film Details

Also Known As
Intimacy - Nell'Intimita', Intimidad, Intimite
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Bac Films; Bac Films Distribution; Canal Plus; France 2 Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; Mikado Film; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Telema; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr)
Distribution Company
Empire Pictures; 20th Century Fox International; A-Film Distribution; Alfa Films; Bac Films Distribution; CinTart; Cinema Mondo; Frenetic Films; Gaumont Buena Vista International; Mikado Film; Palace Films; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Shaw Organization; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

She comes to his London pad late every Wednesday afternoon, only for sex, while her taxi waits outside. They don't speak but something must pass between them because they stand together and lie down next to the table without a word. The following week at the same time, she is at the door, they immediately undress. He is no longer in the house but goes straight down to the basement that he cannot afford to furnish, where he has strewn a few blankets and quilts over the carpet. A room where everything is permitted except, apparently, clarity. If sex is how you meet and get to know people, what does he know of her?

Crew

Erica Besly

Production Coordinator

William Booker

Assistant Director

David Bowie

Song Performer ("Candidate" "The Motel")

Peter Brayham

Stunt Coordinator

Laurence Briaud

Dialogue Editor

Patrick Cassavetti

Executive Producer

Nick Cave

Song Performer ("In The Ghetto")

Patrice Chéreau

Screenwriter

Caroline Devivaise

Costume Designer

Olivier Dô Hùu

Alter Ego Mixer

Spencer Dodd

Assistant Director

Spencer Dodds

Assistant Director

Karen Edwards

Makeup

Antoine Garceau

Assistant Director

Charles Gassot

Producer; Producer ("Presents")

+ric Gautier

Dp/Cinematographer

+ric Gautier

Director Of Photography

Nigel Gearing

Screenplay

Nigel Gearing

English Adaptation

François Gedigier

Editor

Hayden Griffin

Production Designer

Dickon Hinchliffe

Song Performer ("A Night In")

Jacques Hinstin

Executive Producer

Herve Icovic

Other

Hanif Kureishi

From Short Story ("Night Light")

Hanif Kureishi

Source Material (From Novel)

Hanif Kureishi

Story By

Hanif Kureshi

Source Material (Novel)

Jean-pierre Laforce

Sound

Susanna Lenton

Script Supervisor

Jacques Levy

Post-Synchronization

Frederique Liebaut

Other

Valerie Lindon

Music Consultant

Karen Lindsay Stewart

Casting

Didier Lize

Music Mixer

Peter Mcaleese

Production Manager

Nadine Muse

Sound Editor

Eric Neveux

Music; Music Consultant

Eclair Numerique

Digital Effects

Jez Oakley

Assistant Director

Philippe Penot

Sound Effects

Ivana Primorac

Hairdresser

Ivana Primorac

Makeup Artist

Ben Rimmer

Unit Production Manager

Guillaume Sciama

Sound

Toby Sherborne

Assistant Director

Dmitri Shostakovich

Song ("Katerina Izmailova")

Lesley Stewart

Production Manager

Anne-louise Trividic

Screenwriter

Natalie Ward

Wardrobe Mistress

Linda Wilson

Set Decorator

Film Details

Also Known As
Intimacy - Nell'Intimita', Intimidad, Intimite
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Bac Films; Bac Films Distribution; Canal Plus; France 2 Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; Mikado Film; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Telema; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr)
Distribution Company
Empire Pictures; 20th Century Fox International; A-Film Distribution; Alfa Films; Bac Films Distribution; CinTart; Cinema Mondo; Frenetic Films; Gaumont Buena Vista International; Mikado Film; Palace Films; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Shaw Organization; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 17, 2001

Released in United States October 19, 2001

Expanded Release in United States October 26, 2001

Released in United States on Video January 2, 2004

Released in United States on Video January 6, 2004

Released in United States May 2000

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Released in United States September 2001

Released in United States July 2009

Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 10-21, 2000.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 23 - September 3, 2001.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 28 - October 14, 2001.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 7-18, 2001.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) September 20-29, 2001.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Tribute to Patrice Chéreau) July 3-11, 2009.

Scribner is the publisher of Hanif Kureishi's allegedly autobiographical novel "Intimacy."

English-language debut for veteran French theater and film director Patrice Chereau.

Began shooting January 23, 2000.

Completed shooting April 1, 2000.

Released in United States Fall October 17, 2001 (NY, LA)

Released in United States October 19, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States October 26, 2001

Released in United States on Video January 2, 2004

Released in United States on Video January 6, 2004

Released in United States May 2000 (Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 10-21, 2000.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 23 - September 3, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 28 - October 14, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.)

Released in United States September 2001 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) September 20-29, 2001.)

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 7-18, 2001.)

Released in United States July 2009 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Tribute to Patrice Chéreau) July 3-11, 2009.)

Winner of three awards, including the Golden Bear for Best Film, the Silver Bear for Best Actress (Kerry Fox) and the Blue Angel award for Best European Film, at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival.