Closer (2004/I) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
7.3/ 10 (119632 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for sequences of graphic sexual dialogue, nudity/sexuality and language

Production Company
Aquarium Productions [us] - (uncredited)
Columbia Pictures [us] - (presents)
Inside Track 2 [gb] - (with the participation of)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Canada) - 3 December 2004
(USA) - 3 December 2004
(Italy) - 10 December 2004
(Switzerland) - 10 December 2004
(Germany) - 13 January 2005

Running Time
Turkey:98 (TV version)

If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking. If you believe in love at first sight... Take a closer look. Those who love at first sight are traitors at every glance. (Italy)

adulterous-wife, adultery, airport, ambiguous-ending, american, anger, apology, aquarium, art-gallery, balloon, bar, bare-breasts, bartender, based-on-play, bathroom, betrayal, birthday, blood, book, boyfriend-girlfriend-relationship, bra, break-up, breakup, breasts, bus,

Technical Support
CAM:Aaton 35-III, Cooke S4 Lenses
CAM:Arricam LT, Cooke S4, Varotal and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
CAM:Arricam ST, Cooke S4, Varotal and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
CAM:Arriflex 435 ES, Cooke S4, Varotal and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
LAB:DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
MET:2844 m - (Sweden)
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218, Fuji Reala 500D 8592)
PFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision 2383)
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Benham, Steve as (uncredited) [Car driver]
  2. Donn, Ray as (uncredited) [Customs Officer]
  3. Dresner, Daniel as (uncredited) [Coughing Man]
  4. Fagan, Rrenford Junior as (uncredited) [Bus Passenger]
  5. Gabriel, Antony as (uncredited) [Luke]
  6. Haley, Michael (I) as (uncredited) [Smoking Man]
  7. Hobbs, Nick (I) as [Taxi Driver] <5>
  8. Law, Jude as [Dan] <2>
  9. Morphew, Steve as (uncredited) [Bartender]
  10. Owen, Clive (I) as [Larry] <4>
  11. Popoola, Abdul as (uncredited) [Doctor]
  12. Raval, Animesh as (uncredited) [Guy at Exhibition]
  13. Rnic, Peter as (uncredited) [Bodyguard]
  14. Silver, Leonard (I) as (uncredited) [Exhibition Guest]
  15. Stinton, Colin as [Customs Officer] <6>
  16. Stone, Robert (IX) as (uncredited) [Bouncer]
  17. Yount, Bret as (uncredited) [Customs Officer]
  18. Bower, Elizabeth (I) as (uncredited) [Chatty Exhibition Guest]
  19. Mars, Selena as (uncredited) [Traveler]
  20. Portman, Natalie as [Alice] <3>
  21. Roberts, Julia (I) as [Anna] <1>


  1. Drama
  2. Romance

Full Plot

Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film, as Tarantino might put it, puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart. Anonymous An elaborate character study of two London couples as they engage in an ultimate game of partner swapping. Alice/Jane is a gorgeous young runaway from New York's seedy sex industry; she soon pairs up with Dan, a thoughtful but unsuccessful novelist and journalist, who authors a book about her. Anna is a quietly independent divorce and successful photographer. After Dan makes a move on her during a photo session for the book, she rejects Dan, who retaliates by tricking her into a relationship with Larry, a dermatologist with the lust and manners of a soccer hooligan. The plot revolves around the infatuation of the couples for one another. If they could only treat these dalliances with the silence they deserve, there would be no story here. Instead, they are brutally "honest" about their faithlessness, sometimes inventing boinks that never occurred to "test the love" of their significant other. Ultimately, each ends up with the partner for whom they are best suited; but has their desire to "win" at the game of love diminished their capacity to love and to enjoy its fruits? Joe Jurca In London, the new arrival Alice Ayres meets the mediocre obituary journalist Daniel and they move together. Dan writes a book, inspired in the life of Alice, and while photographing for the release of the book, he meets the photographer Anna. Dan "introduces" the dermatologist Larry to Anna, and they get married. However, Dan and Anna have a passionate affair, complicating the relationship of the couples. Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Set in London, England, good Samaritan Dan Woolf, a struggling writer, takes Alice Ayres, a shady young woman and part-time stripper, to the hospital when she's hit by a car, and they fall in love. One year later, Dan meets photographer Anna Cameron and tries to pick her up, but she rebuffs him. In revenge, Dan sets Anna up for an embarrassing encounter with sex-addicted dermatologist Larry Gray, but the two end up seeing each other. Then another year later, Dan and Anna begin an affair of their own, and relationships between the four collapse. Over the next year, all of them become obsessed with hurting each other and wreak some heavy emotional damage. Will any of them be strong enough to put this destructive sequence of events to a stop? rmlohner Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 1,140,548 (Brazil) (10 April 2005) AD: 1,135,462 (Brazil) (27 March 2005) AD: 1,130,874 (Brazil) (20 March 2005) AD: 1,108,633 (Brazil) (6 March 2005) AD: 1,035,111 (Brazil) (20 February 2005) AD: 961,240 (Brazil) (13 February 2005) AD: 878,969 (Brazil) (6 February 2005) AD: 616,566 (Brazil) (30 January 2005) AD: 242,612 (Brazil) (23 January 2005) AD: 651,389 (France) (1 February 2005) AD: 425,266 (France) (25 January 2005) AD: 854,574 (Germany) (9 February 2005) AD: 736,228 (Germany) (30 January 2005) AD: 554,899 (Germany) (23 January 2005) AD: 262,815 (Germany) (16 January 2005) AD: 17,806 (Norway) (3 March 2005) AD: 944,504 (Spain) (21 August 2005) AD: 922,373 (Spain) (20 June 2005) BT: USD 27,000,000 CP: © 2004 Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. GR: USD 33,987,757 (USA) (13 February 2005) GR: USD 33,792,301 (USA) (6 February 2005) GR: USD 33,450,206 (USA) (30 January 2005) GR: USD 32,818,696 (USA) (23 January 2005) GR: USD 32,007,055 (USA) (16 January 2005) GR: USD 30,301,153 (USA) (9 January 2005) GR: USD 27,460,754 (USA) (2 January 2005) GR: USD 22,564,250 (USA) (26 December 2004) GR: USD 18,803,296 (USA) (19 December 2004) GR: USD 13,740,180 (USA) (12 December 2004) GR: USD 7,707,972 (USA) (5 December 2004) GR: GBP 7,968,183 (UK) (20 February 2005) GR: GBP 7,431,669 (UK) (13 February 2005) GR: GBP 6,775,404 (UK) (6 February 2005) GR: GBP 5,792,036 (UK) (30 January 2005) GR: GBP 4,047,398 (UK) (23 January 2005) GR: GBP 1,568,526 (UK) (16 January 2005) GR: USD 115,505,027 (Worldwide) GR: USD 81,517,270 (non-USA) GR: EUR 5,335,112 (Italy) (23 January 2005) GR: EUR 5,208,595 (Italy) (16 January 2005) GR: EUR 4,969,136 (Italy) (9 January 2005) GR: EUR 4,214,435 (Italy) (2 January 2005) GR: EUR 3,146,804 (Italy) (26 December 2004) GR: EUR 2,185,797 (Italy) (19 December 2004) GR: EUR 1,128,639 (Italy) (12 December 2004) GR: EUR 490,679 (Netherlands) (13 February 2005) GR: EUR 173,166 (Netherlands) (30 January 2005) GR: EUR 4,805,287 (Spain) (21 August 2005) GR: EUR 4,703,828 (Spain) (20 June 2005) OW: USD 7,707,972 (USA) (5 December 2004) (476 screens) OW: GBP 1,568,526 (UK) (16 January 2005) (275 screens) OW: EUR 1,128,639 (Italy) (12 December 2004) (212 screens) OW: EUR 160,975 (Netherlands) (30 January 2005) (27 screens) SD: 6 February 2004 - ? WG: USD 112,545 (USA) (13 February 2005) (104 screens) WG: USD 204,147 (USA) (6 February 2005) (203 screens) WG: USD 376,264 (USA) (30 January 2005) (348 screens) WG: USD 527,519 (USA) (23 January 2005) (504 screens) WG: USD 1,003,162 (USA) (16 January 2005) (737 screens) WG: USD 1,712,924 (USA) (9 January 2005) (1,098 screens) WG: USD 2,231,133 (USA) (2 January 2005) (1,094 screens) WG: USD 1,692,847 (USA) (26 December 2004) (1,069 screens) WG: USD 3,351,014 (USA) (19 December 2004) (1,090 screens) WG: USD 3,735,153 (USA) (12 December 2004) (622 screens) WG: USD 7,707,972 (USA) (5 December 2004) (476 screens) WG: GBP 202,349 (UK) (20 February 2005) (247 screens) WG: GBP 377,711 (UK) (13 February 2005) (315 screens) WG: GBP 513,241 (UK) (6 February 2005) (331 screens) WG: GBP 913,603 (UK) (30 January 2005) (331 screens) WG: GBP 1,587,136 (UK) (23 January 2005) (332 screens) WG: GBP 1,568,526 (UK) (16 January 2005) (275 screens) WG: EUR 81,607 (Italy) (23 January 2005) (46 screens) WG: EUR 123,629 (Italy) (16 January 2005) (66 screens) WG: EUR 285,522 (Italy) (9 January 2005) (154 screens) WG: EUR 597,142 (Italy) (2 January 2005) (191 screens) WG: EUR 699,996 (Italy) (26 December 2004) (205 screens) WG: EUR 577,256 (Italy) (19 December 2004) (213 screens) WG: EUR 98,058 (Netherlands) (13 February 2005) (31 screens) WG: EUR 160,975 (Netherlands) (30 January 2005) (27 screens)

Movie Certificate

R (USA)(certificate #40116)
R-12 (Taiwan)
14 (Iceland)(original rating)
16 (Iceland)(video rating)
16 (Switzerland)(canton of Zurich)
18SX (Malaysia)
18 (Ireland)
R16 (New Zealand)
R-13 (Philippines)
11 (Sweden)
14 (Peru)
16 (Argentina)
MA (Australia)
14 (Brazil)
14A (Canada)
14 (Chile)
15 (Czech Republic)
K-15 (Finland)
12 (Germany)
IIB (Hong Kong)
R-15 (Japan)
12 (Netherlands)
15 (Norway)
M/16 (Portugal)
M18 (Singapore)
18 (South Korea)
16 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
16 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
15 (UK)
Dewasa (Indonesia)


  1. Goldblatt, Stephen (I)

Dress Designers

  1. Roth, Ann (I)


Buena Vista International [ch] - (2004) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
Columbia Pictures [us] - (2004) (USA) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International [sg] - (2005) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Film [de] - (2005) (Germany) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films AB [se] - (2005) (Sweden) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films [nl] - (2005) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films de Argentina [ar] - (2005) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Italia [it] - (2004) (Italy) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Nordisk Film Distributors [fi] - (2005) (Finland) (theatrical)
Falcon [cz] - (2005) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
Gaumont/Columbia TriStar Films [fr] - (2005) (France) (theatrical)
LK-TEL [ar] - (2005) (Argentina) (DVD)
LK-TEL [ar] - (2005) (Argentina) (VHS)
LK-TEL [ar] - (2008) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Nelonen [fi] - (2007) (Finland) (TV)
RTL Entertainment [nl] - (2007) (Netherlands) (TV) (first national airing) (RTL5)
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) [us] - (2004) (USA) (theatrical) (as Sony Pictures)
Sony Pictures Entertainment [jp] - (2005) (Japan) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [br] - (2005) (Brazil) (DVD)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [br] - (2005) (Brazil) (VHS)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [ca] - (2005) (Canada) (DVD)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [gb] - (2005) (UK) (DVD)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [nl] - (2005) (Netherlands) (DVD) (VHS)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [nl] - (2007) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-Ray Disc)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [us] - (2005) (USA) (DVD)
Sony Pictures Releasing Canada [ca] - (2004) (Canada) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures [se] - (2007) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Universal Pictures Finland Oy [fi] - (2005) (Finland) (DVD) (VHS)
Universal Pictures Nordic [se] - (2005) (Sweden) (DVD)


  1. Bailey, Mary (I) (script supervisor)
  2. Bates, Joanna (assistant accountant)
  3. Belle, Kellie (consultant: product placement)
  4. Brokaw, Kristin (floor runner)
  5. Burrill, Tabitha (production accountant)
  6. Butler, Sean Mik'ael (development intern)
  7. Camacho, Blanca (I) (adr loop group)
  8. Case, Gilly (location manager)
  9. Castellano, Francesca (production coordinator)
  10. Charles, John (VII) (software engineer: Sony DAC)
  11. Charlton, Gavin (sous chef)
  12. Corbett, J. John (title designer)
  13. Dyer, Deb (accountant)
  14. Fitzgerald, Maria (I) (accounting assistant)
  15. Freed, Jennifer Zolten (post-production accountant) (uncredited)
  16. Gauntt, Heather (assistant location manager)
  17. Gregory, Nicole (I) (unit publicist)
  18. Guest, Joe (I) (location manager: New York)
  19. Harding, Giles (II) (additional floor runner)
  20. Higgins, Cara (daily floor runner)
  21. House, David (II) (stand-in)
  22. Howe, Harriet (I) (additional set runner)
  23. Inwood, Nikki (stand-in: Julia Roberts)
  24. Kahn, Andrew S. (assistant: Scott Rudin) (uncredited)
  25. Kersey, Oliver (floor runner)
  26. Lawrence, Bryn (floor runner)
  27. Levy, Jane (I) (assistant: Mr. Nichols)
  28. Levy, Sara (II) (floor runner)
  29. Loisy, Sandrine (stand-in: Natalie Portman)
  30. Mayer, Dana (II) (assistant choreographer)
  31. Medwid, Lisa (assistant: Mr. Calley)
  32. Miller, Jon (IV) (assistant accountant)
  33. Mirza, Tariq (production legal)
  34. Morphew, Steve (stand-in: Jude Law)
  35. Murray, Lara (I) (assistant location manager)
  36. Noble, Heather (I) (assistant coordinator)
  37. O'Connell, Darren (floor runner: dailies) (uncredited)
  38. Padhaal, Vanraaj (production assistant)
  39. Paterson, Vincent (choreographer)
  40. Patten, Geraldine (assistant: Ms. Costas)
  41. Pavia, Nancy A. (production assistant)
  42. Pill, Emma (location manager)
  43. Pinkus, David (production assistant: crowd)
  44. Pinnington, David (location manager)
  45. Pullinger, Holly (assistant location manager)
  46. Rice, Donald (production assistant)
  47. Rodenburg, Patsy (dialogue coach: Ms. Portman)
  48. Rodriguez, Christina I. (set production assistant: New York)
  49. Sacks, Paul (I) (set production assistant)
  50. Sadler, Christopher T. (assistant to cast)
  51. Saunders, Nick (III) (office production assistant)
  52. Scardino, Adelaide (assistant: Mr. Brokaw)
  53. Seager, Rob (assistant accountant)
  54. Soans, Jane (first location manager)
  55. Stevens, Amanda (location manager)
  56. Stourton, Tom (I) (location scout)
  57. Struthers, Lorna (production secretary)
  58. Vasarhelyi, Elizabeth Chai (assistant: Mr. Nichols)
  59. Wady, Martin (location scout)
  60. Williams, Lucy (II) (location scout) (uncredited)
  61. Windeler, James (production assistant) (uncredited)
  62. Yip, Eileen (production assistant)


Larry: I know who you are. I love you. I love everything about you that hurts. Larry: I'll pay you. Alice: I don't need your money. Larry: You have my money. Alice: Thank you. Anna: We do everything that people who have sex do! Larry: Do you enjoy sucking him off? Anna: Yes! Larry: You like his cock? Anna: I love it! Larry: You like him coming in your face? Anna: Yes! Larry: What does it taste like? Anna: It tastes like you but sweeter! Larry: That's the spirit. Thank you. Thank you for your honesty. Now fuck off and die, you fucked up slag. Anna: Why is the sex so important? Larry: Because I'm a fucking caveman! Larry: I'm Larry, the doctor. Anna: Hello, doctor Larry. Larry: Feel free to call me The Sultan. Dan: Didn't fancy my sandwiches? Alice: Don't eat fish. Dan: Why not? Alice: Fish piss in the sea. Dan: So do children. Alice: Don't eat children either. Dan: It's not safe out there. Alice: Oh, and it's safe in here? [last lines] Customs Officer: Welcome back, Miss Jones. Alice: Thank you. Dan: I love you, and I need a piss. Dan: I fell in love with her, Alice. Alice: Oh, as if you had no choice? There's a moment, there's always a moment, "I can do this, I can give into this, or I can resist it", and I don't know when your moment was, but I bet you there was one. Dan: You love her like a dog loves its owner. Larry: And the owner loves the dog for so doing. Dan: You'll hurt her. You'll never forgive her. Larry: Of course I'll forgive her. I *have* forgiven her. Without forgiveness we're savages. You're drowning. Anna: Why are you dressed? Larry: Because I think you may be about to leave me and I didn't want to be wearing a dressing gown. Larry: I used to come here a million years ago, when it was a punk club. The stage was... Everything is a version of something else. Twenty years ago. How old were you? Alice: Four. Larry: Christ. When I was in flares, you were in nappies. Alice: My nappies were flared. Alice: No one will ever love you as much as I do. Why isn't love enough? Larry: You're seeing him now? Since when? Anna: Since my opening last year. [pause] Anna: I'm disgusting. Larry: You're phenomenal. You're so clever. Larry: And on some small level, I think you owe me something for deceiving me so exquisitely. Larry: But we're happy... Aren't we? Alice: I don't love you anymore. Goodbye. Alice: [in the emergency room] Are we in for a long wait? Dan: [indicating an old woman] She was 21 when she came in. Larry: You forget you're dealing with a clinical observer of the human carnival. Anna: Am I, now? Larry: Oh, yes. Anna: You seem more like the cat that got the cream, you can stop licking yourself. Larry: As dermatological conferences go, it was a riot. Alice: How can one man be so endlessly disappointing? Dan: That's my charm. Larry: A good fight is never clean. Larry: Of course she enjoyed it. As you know, she loves a guilty fuck. Larry: Yes, I saw her naked. No, I did not fuck her. Larry: Dan... Dan: Yes? Larry: I lied to you, I did fuck Alice. Larry: I want you to tell me your name. Please. [throws down a note] Alice: Thank you. My name is Jane. Larry: Your real name. [throws down another note] Alice: Thank you. My real name is Jane. Larry: Careful. [throws down another note] Alice: Thank you. Still Jane. Larry: I've about got another 500 quid here. Why don't I just give you all this money, and you tell me what your real name is, Alice. [throws down the rest of his money] Alice: I promise. [picks up some of the money] Alice: Thank you. My real name... is plain... Jane Jones. Alice: What's your work? Dan: I'm sort of... journalist. Alice: What sort? Dan: I write obituaries. Alice: Who was your last boyfriend? Anna: My husband. Alice: Was he English? Anna: Very. Anna: I don't kiss strange men. Dan: Neither do I. Anna: I'm sorry you're... Larry: Don't say it! Don't you fucking say you're too good for me. I am, but don't say it. Dan: I want Anna back. Larry: She's made her choice. Dan: I owe you an apology. I fell in love with her. My intention was not to make you suffer. Larry: So where's the apology? Ya cunt. Dan: I apologize. If you love her you'll let her go so she can be happy. Larry: She doesn't want to be happy. Dan: Everybody wants to be happy. Larry: Depressives don't. They want to be unhappy to confirm they're depressed. If they were happy they couldn't be depressed anymore. They'd have to go out into the world and live. Which can be depressing. Dan: And you left him, just like that? Alice: It's the only way to leave. "I don't love you anymore. Goodbye." Dan: Supposing you do still love them? Alice: You don't leave. Dan: You've never left someone you still love? Alice: Nope. Dan: This will hurt. Larry: Alice, tell me something true. Alice: Lying's the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off - but it's better if you do. Larry: [speaking to Anna] You'd be my whore. And in return I will pay you with your liberty. Dan: What were you doing in New York? Alice: You know... Dan: Well no, I don't. What, were you studying? Alice: Stripping. Alice: [Dan looks shocked] Look at your little eyes... Dan: I can't see my little eyes Larry: Dan, I lied to you. I did fuck Alice. Sorry for telling you. I'm just not big enough to forgive you, Buster. Dan: When I get back, please tell me the truth. Alice: Why? Dan: Because I'm addicted to it. Because without it, we're animals. Trust me. Alice: I don't want to lie. I can't tell the truth. So it's over. Dan: At six, we stand round the computer and look at the next day's page, make final changes, add a few euphemisms for our own amusement. Alice: Such as? Dan: "He was a convivial fellow" - meaning he was an alcoholic. "He valued his privacy" - gay. "He enjoyed his privacy" - raging queen. Alice: What would my euphemism be? Dan: She was... disarming. Alice: That's not a euphemism. Dan: Yes, it is. Larry: [on a photography exhibit] What do you think? Alice: It's a lie. It's a bunch of sad strangers photographed beautifully, and... all the glittering assholes who appreciate art say it's beautiful 'cause that's what they wanna see. But the people in the photos are sad, and alone... But the pictures make the world seem beautiful, so... the exhibition is reassuring which makes it a lie, and everyone loves a big fat lie. Larry: I'm the big fat liar's boyfriend. Alice: Bastard! Alice: So you're Anna's boyfriend. Larry: A princess *can* kiss a toad. Alice: Frog. Larry: Toad. Alice: Frog. Larry: Toad. Frog. Lobster. They're all the same. Larry: So Anna tell me your bloke wrote a book. Any good? Alice: Of course. Larry: It's about you isn't it? Alice: Some of me. Larry: Oh? What did he leave out? Alice: The truth. Dan: So, he's a dermatologist. Can you get more boring than that? Anna: Obituarist? Dan: Failed novelist, please. Alice: I'm not a whore. Larry: I wouldn't pay. Larry: There's a girl out there who calls herself Venus, what's her real name? Alice: Pluto. Dan: You think love is simple. You think the heart is like a diagram. Larry: Have you ever seen a human heart? It looks like a fist, wrapped in blood! Go fuck yourself! You writer! You liar! Larry: He's a stringy fucker. Larry: So... you're a stripper. Alice: Yeah... and? Larry: [Larry leans in to kiss her, then he stops and begins to walk away] You take care now. Anna: Don't stop loving me. I can see it draining out of you. It's me, remember? It was a stupid thing to do and it meant nothing. If you love me enough, you'll forgive me. Alice: Where is this love? I can't see it, I can't touch it. I can't feel it. I can hear it. I can hear some words, but I can't do anything with your easy words. Larry: You don't know the first thing about love, because you don't understand compromise. Larry: Is he a good fuck? Anna: Don't do this. Larry: Just answer the question! Is he good? Anna: Yes. Larry: Better than me? Anna: Different. Larry: Better? Anna: Gentler. Larry: What does that mean? Anna: You know what it means. Larry: Tell me! Anna: No. Larry: I treat you like a whore? Anna: Sometimes. Larry: Why would that be? Dan: Deception is brutal, I'm not pretending otherwise. Alice: How? How does it work? How do you do this to someone? [Dan is silent] Not good enough! Larry: You still pissing about on the Net? Dan: Not recently. Larry: I wanted to kill you. Dan: I thought you wanted to fuck me. Larry: Don't get lippy. I liked your book, by the way. Dan: Thanks. [Sniffs] You stand alone. Larry: Why didn't you just tell me the second I walked through the door? Anna: I was scared. Larry: You're a coward, you spoiled bitch. Dan: You've ruined my life. Anna: You'll get over it. [as Alice strips for Larry] Larry: Are you flirting with me? Alice: Maybe. Larry: Are you allowed to flirt with me? Alice: Sure. Larry: Really? Alice: No, I'm not. I'm breaking all the rules. Larry: You're mocking me! Alice: Yes, I'm allowed to flirt. Alice: Why isn't love enough? Larry: Are you leaving me? Because of this? Why? Anna: Dan. Larry: Cupid? He's our joke. Larry: Did you do it here? Anna: No. Larry: Why not? Anna: Do you wish we did? Larry: Just tell me the truth. Anna: Yes, we did it here. Larry: Where? Anna: [points] There. Larry: On this? We had our first fuck on this. Did you think of me? Larry: Are you dressed because you thought I might hit you? What do you think I am? Anna: I've been hit before. Larry: Not by me! Dan: Do you have any children? Anna: No. Dan: Would you like some? Anna: Yes, but not today. Alice: Is it because she's successful? Dan: No. It's because... she doesn't need me. Dan: You came to, you focused on me, you said, Hello, stranger. Alice: What a FLOOZY! Larry: You think because you don't love us, or desire us, or even like us, you think you've won. Alice: It's not a war. Anna: I don't want trouble. Dan: I'm not trouble. Anna: You're taken. Dan: I've got to see you. Anna: Tough. Dan: You... KISSED me! Anna: What are you - TWELVE? Dan: What's so great about the truth? Try lying for a change, it's the currency of the world. [first lines] Alice: Hello, stranger. Larry: What does your cunt taste like? Alice: Heaven. [each commenting on the other's lover] Larry: He's very pretty. Alice: She's... very tall. Larry: You shouldn't smoke. Alice: Fuck off. Larry: I'm a doctor. I'm supposed to say things like that. Larry: Everyone needs looking after. Dan: I'll always love you. I hate hurting you. Alice: Then why are you? Alice: You still fancy me? Dan: ...Of course. Alice: You're lying. I've been you. Dan: Why did you fuck him? Alice: I wanted to. Dan: Why? Alice: I desired him. Dan: Why? Alice: You weren't there! Dan: Why him? Alice: He asked me nicely. Dan: You're a liar. Alice: So? Dan: Who are you? Alice: I'm no one! [Alice spits in Dan's face. Dan raises his hand to slap her] Go on, hit me. It's what you want. come on, hit me, fucker! [Dan slaps Alice] Dan: I'm your stranger. Jump! Anna: Love bores you. Dan: No, it disappoints me. Alice: Do you want one? Larry: No. Yes. No. Fuck it, yes! Larry: [takes the pack] No. I've given up. Larry: [about Alice] She has the moronic of beauty of youth, but she's sly. Alice: [to Daniel] You're a piece of shit. Larry: You're mocking me. Alice: Yes I'm allowed to flirt. Larry: To prise my money from me. Alice: To prise your money from you I may do or say as I please. Larry: Except touch? Alice: We're not allowed to touch. Larry: What would happen if I touched you now? Alice: I would call security. Larry: And what would they do? Alice: They would ask you to leave and ask you not to come back. Larry: And if I refused to leave? Alice: They would remove you. Those are security cameras in the ceiling. Larry: I think it's best I don't attempt to touch you. I'd like to touch you. Later. Alice: Can I still see you? [Dan stands silent] Dan can I still see you? Answer me. Dan: I can't see you. If I see you I'll never leave you. Alice: What will you do if I find someone else? Dan: Be jealous. Dan: Look me in the eyes. Tell me you're not in love with me. Anna: I'm not in love with you. Dan: You just lied. Alice: You all done? Dan: Mmm. Alice: How's the photographer? Dan: Good. Professional. Rigorous. Thievy. One of your lot. Alice: What, female? Dan: Americano. [They start up the stairs] Come on. [They walk into a room] Anna, Alice. Anna: Hi. Alice: Sorry to interrupt. Anna: No, we've just finished. Would you like some tea? Alice: No, thanks. I've been serving it all day. Can I use your loo? Anna: Sure. Just through there. [Alice walks off] She is beautiful. Dan: I've got to see you. Anna: No. Dan: What is this, patriotism? Alice: So this man comes into the café today, and he says, "Hey waitress, what are you waiting for?" Dan: Funny guy. Alice: So I go, "I'm waiting for a man to come in here and fuck me sideways with a beautiful line like that." Dan: So what did he ask for? Alice: He asked for a cup of tea with two sugars.

Other Titles

  1. Hautnah (2005/I) (ENG)

  2. Hautnah (2005/I) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London, England, UK
  2. Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK - (studio)
  3. England, UK
  4. London Aquarium, London, England, UK - (interiors)
  5. London, England, UK
  6. Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  7. Renaissance Hotel, London Heathrow Airport, London Borough of Hillingdon, London, England, UK - (exteriors)
  8. Southampton Place, Bloomsbury, London, England, UK
  9. Thames riverbanks, River Thames, London, England, UK
  10. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, England, UK
  11. Whiteleys Shopping Centre, Bayswater, London, England, UK


- 'Cate Blanchett' (qv) was originally signed to play the role of Anna, but due to her second pregnancy she had to drop out of the film.

- 'Clive Owen (I)' (qv) played the role of Dan in the original stage production.

- At the beginning of filming, 'Natalie Portman' (qv) gave 'Julia Roberts' a necklace that said "cunt" in honor of their characters' foul mouths. At the end of filming, Julia Roberts gave Natalie Portman a necklace that said "lil' cunt".

- The park Dan and Alice walk through is Postman's Park in London, near St Paul's Cathedral.

- The trailer includes several things that are not in the film. - different lighting when Anna and Dan kiss - shots of the driver of the car that hits Alice - a shot of Larry and Anna getting dressed - Larry telling Alice, "You women don't understand the territory, because you are the territory" - Anna asking Dan, "Why did you swear eternal love when all you wanted was excitement? Love bores you." Dan responds, "No, it disappoints me."

- Anna's exhibition is the only time all four characters are in the same room.

- When we last see her in bed, 'Julia Roberts (I)' (qv)' character, Anna, is reading Private Eye.

- 'Damien Rice'