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A Couch in New York

  • Film

Time Out says

Akerman's most overtly commercial project yet turns out to be a comedy without humour, a romance without affection. She laboriously hauls into place all the items on the specification: wacky premise (dancer Binoche pretending to be a psychiatrist, psychiatrist Hurt pretending to be a patient), best friends to whom the plot can be confided, a big cute dog. But it never begins to come to life. Hurt looks haggard, Binoche flutters prettily, a butterfly in a graveyard. The prevailing gloom is lifted only by some imaginative art direction.
Written by BBa

Release Details

  • Duration:106 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Chantal Akerman
  • Screenwriter:Jean-Louis Benoît, Chantal Akerman
  • Cast:
    • Juliette Binoche
    • Richard Jenkins
    • Stephanie Buttle
    • William Hurt
    • Paul Guilfoyle
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