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Private Fears in Public Places


Directed by Alain Resnais
France, 2006
Drama, Romance, Fantasy


In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn. Thierry is helping Nicole and Dan to find a flat while trying to charm his saintly colleague Charlotte. Meanwhile, his sister Gaëlle, with the help of bartender Lionel, meets Dan.

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Private Fears in Public Places Directed by Alain Resnais

Critics reviews

Made by Resnais in his mid-80s, this movie is a real heart-breaker—one reason I prefer the French title, Coeurs (“hearts”). Derived from a recent play by Alan Ayckbourn (Resnais also adapted his Intimate Exchanges for the 1993 film Smoking/No Smoking), Private Fears in Public Places is a labyrinthine tale of crisscrossing destinies, missed connections, enclosures that poignantly echo one another, and muffled romantic and erotic feelings.
June 08, 2007
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