Intimacy is a 2001 film directed by Patrice Chéreau, starring Mark Rylance and Kerry Fox. It is an international co-production among production companies in France, the U.K., Germany, and Spain featuring a soundtrack of pop songs from the 1970s and 1980s. It was written by Chéreau with Anne-Louise Trividic, based on stories by Hanif Kureishi (who also wrote a novel of the same title). This mainstream-defined film contains an unsimulated fellatio scene by Fox on Rylance. A French-dubbed version features voice actors Jean-Hugues Anglade and Nathalie Richard.
Jay (Rylance) is a bartender who abandoned his family because his wife lost interest in him and their relationship. Now living alone in a decrepit house, he has casual weekly sex with an anonymous woman (Fox), whose name he does not know. At first, their relationship is purely physical, but he eventually falls in love with her.
|author||Anne-Louise Trividic Patrice Chéreau|
|award||Golden Bear Louis Delluc Prize|
|events||casual relationship intimacy|
|keywords||abandon even live alone|
|nomination||European Film Award for Best Cinematographer European Film Award for Best Film European Film Award – Jameson People's Choice Award – Best Actor European Film Award - People's Choice Award for Best Director|
|producer||Charles Gassot Jacques Hinstin Patrick Cassavetti|
|publisher||Empire Pictures Inc.|