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A Couch in New York

A Couch in New York

A Feature film by Chantal Akerman

Produced by Alva Films

Release in France : 10/04/1996


    He is a psychoanalyst called Henry. Her name is Béatrice, she's a dancer. He lives in New York on the Upper East Side, "the Golden Ghetto". She lives in Paris in the heart of the vibrant, working-class, colourful Belleville neighbourhood. She is exuberant in her joyful disorganisation. He is manic and restrained. She needs a change of scene, men like her too much and she's had enough. He can't take any more of New York and his patients. He places an ad in the Herald Tribune : "Exchange New York apartment with plants to tend to, dog, etc., for Paris apartment for six weeks...

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Alva Films

    Foreign production companies :

    RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française, UFA, Paradise Films

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    Co-productions :

    M6 Films, France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

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    "With "A Couch in New York", that tells of the reconciliation of two characters with themselves and then with others, Chantal Akerman builds a bridge between two worlds and two separate styles of cinema. The genre gains new impetus, Akerman's vision is renewed and the audience is entertained. In addition, it's always a pleasure to watch an actress as talented as Juliette Binoche (...). An extra point in this wonderfully charming movie's favour."

    (Frédéric Bonnaud - Les Inrockuptibles)

    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producers :

    Régine Konckier, Jean-Luc Ormières

    Adaptation :

    Chantal Akerman

    Co-producers :

    Diana Elbaum, Ingrid Windisch, Jacqueline Pierreux

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Mertens

    Production manager :

    Sophie Barrat

    Continuity supervisor :

    Zoé Zurstrassen

    Music Composer :

    Sonia Wieder-Atherton

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Lamps

    Assistant Director :

    Gabriel Julien-Laferrière

    Screenwriters :

    Chantal Akerman, Jean-Louis Benoît

    Director of Photography :

    Dietrich Lohmann

    Sound Assistant :

    Emmanuel Roulot

    Editor :

    Claire Atherton

    Production Designer :

    Christian Marti

    Costume designers :

    Stéphane Rollot, Édith Vesperini

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Belgium, Germany, France

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    Majority French (Belgium, Germany, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Dolby A