5.9/10
106
4 user 2 critic

Secret World (1969)

La promesse (original title)
M | | Drama | 9 July 1969 (USA)
Francois, an introverted teenager, goes to live with his uncle in scenic Provence after his mother dies. He becomes infatuated by the uncle's stunning girlfriend Wendy, a situation that can only end in heartbreak.
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Secrets (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Jacqueline plays a housewife who has some problems with her husband. The movie takes place in the course of one day. In the late afternoon while her husband is interviewed for a job, J is ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Per Oscarsson, Shirley Knight
Certificate: M Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Three teen guys decide to lose their virginity. Some really want to and some are peer pressured into it.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Wes Stern, Ricky Kelman
Believe in Me (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Remy is a medical student who has a flair for making his patients comfortable. His genuine concern for the patients in his charge marks him as a hot prospect in his internship program. ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Hagmann
Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Jacqueline Bisset, Jon Cypher
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An aging tennis hustler (Tony Franciosa), young protégé surfer (Michael Sarrazin), and young protégé musician (Bob Denver) live the buddy life at Malibu beach pad. Surfer falls in love with... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Hart
Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin, Jacqueline Bisset
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Wide-eyed nineteen year old Christine Adams decides on a whim to leave her broken family life in small town British Columbia to move to Los Angeles to be with her boyfriend Eddie Molina, ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Paris
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jim Brown, Joseph Cotten
Vicki (1953)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The untimely murder of a New York glamor-girl sparks an investigation with an emotionally driven detective at the helm.

Director: Harry Horner
Stars: Jeanne Crain, Jean Peters, Elliott Reid
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

South African secret agents attempt to save confidential microfilm before it falls into the hands of Communists.

Director: Robert D. Webb
Stars: James Brolin, Jacqueline Bisset, Claire Trevor
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Alan Alda's character is a music journalist whose career as a piano player came to an end when his debut concert received undeservedly scathing reviews.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Sheila is a newspaper reporter who returns to her home town in order to write an article about the progress of the liberation of the women. Arriving at the town she is very surprised to see... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Cooper
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Stella Stevens, Steve Lawrence
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Police commissioner Santamaria is investigating the murdering of the ambiguous architect Mr. Garrone. The investigations soon drive him into the Torino's high society. Santamaria suspect ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Louis Trintignant
La Promesse (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit illegal aliens. When one of the aliens is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Stars: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Jean-François Vlerick ...
François (as Jean-François Maurin)
Giselle Pascal ...
Florence
Pierre Zimmer ...
Philippe
Marc Porel ...
Olivier
Paul Bonifas ...
Gustave
...
Monique
Guy d'Avout ...
Malerar
Edit

Storyline

Francois, an introverted teenager, goes to live with his uncle in scenic Provence after his mother dies. He becomes infatuated by the uncle's stunning girlfriend Wendy, a situation that can only end in heartbreak.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When a woman is more than a friend... when a boy is more than a child... love can be awakened too early.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 July 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Secret World  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cute & Sensitive
21 December 2002 | by (Wyoming) – See all my reviews

Brief synopsis: Francois is a brooding boy mourning the loss of his mother who becomes fatally attached to his uncle's English mistress.

I enjoyed this movie simply because it's a very human tale and depicts well the heightened sensitivity of a child. And I enjoy movies which deviate from the standard plots as this one did.

This rare look at a child's impressions & reactions stresses the impact small lies and thoughtless actions can have on a child---especially one who has suffered a loss. And also how much joy simple attentions can bring.

If you're wanting any action or simple romance, you'll have to look elsewhere. Fans of American movies may not care for this selection.


16 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jean Francois Maurin flygal05
Discuss Secret World (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?