Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) (2006)

  |  Drama, Romance

Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) (2006) Poster

In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn.




  • Pierre Arditi and Lambert Wilson in Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) (2006)
  • André Dussollier and Laura Morante in Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) (2006)
  • Pierre Arditi in Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) (2006)
  • Laura Morante and Lambert Wilson in Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) (2006)
  • Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) (2006)

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7 April 2013 | MartinHafer
| It's like a very beautiful puzzle that is missing a bunch of pieces.
"Private Fears in Public Places" is an extremely frustrating film. On one hand, the film is gorgeous to look at and listen to--simply gorgeous. The transitions are quite imaginative and lovely and the music really sets the mood. I would also say that the film by directed well (by Alain Resnais) and the acting was very, very good. But, as for the story, so much of it seemed to make little sense and the overall pieces, though gorgeous, just didn't seem to fit together.

The story is about several people who are slightly interconnected. They all are struggling with feelings of loneliness and quiet desperation. However, a few stories made no sense and I kept hoping for there to be a sense that it would all make sense....which it didn't (such as the snow INSIDE the house). The story that particularly annoyed me was the Christian lady whose behaviors simply made no sense---was this an attack on Christians or just a badly written character? There just wasn't any rhyme or reason to her actions nor are there any hints about who she is. It's maddening--as are many of the other stories. All work like snippets that just don't make up a coherent whole. A beautiful misfire, but a misfire.

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Release Date:

22 November 2006


French, English

Country of Origin

France, Italy

Filming Locations

Studios d'Arpajon, Arpajon, Essonne, France

Box Office


EUR12,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,391 15 April 2007

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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