Paramount Classics is in final negotiations to pick up rights in North America and select other territories on Patrice Leconte's latest drama Intimate Strangers (Confidences Trop Intimes) which screened in competition in Berlin.

The deal which should close this weekend marks the third Leconte movie for Paramount Classics which has scored notable foreign language hits with The Girl On The Bridge in 1999 and Man On A Train last year. The film is handled by StudioCanal.