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A Secret Affair (1999)

While in Venice, Vanessa meets a man who awakens the artist in her. She finds herself at a crossroads between her familial obligations and what her heart truly wants.

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Vanessa Stewart has the soul of an artist, but her business tycoon father insists that she follow in his footsteps. As a result, Vanessa convinces herself that she wants to be a globetrotting executive, and also that she truly loves the man to whom she is engaged. But while in Venice on a business trip at the behest of her father, Vanessa meets and falls in love with adventurous Irish TV war correspondent Bill Fitzgerald (Behan). Deciding to kick over the traces, Vanessa is prepared to turn her back on her family obligations and plight her troth with Bill but before she could even begin her life with him, she receives some bad news. Written by mahajanssen

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When Vanessa arrives at Bill's house in Dublin and gets the key from under the mat, she enters from the outside, when she turns to close the door you see a curtain or cloth hanging behind her, not the street, the same curtain is still there when Bill comes in later and calls to Vanessa as he comes through the door. See more »

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Given the opportunity, I will watch this movie dozens of times.
8 November 1999 | by (pleibach@custom.net) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a beautiful story about relationships. I thought there was wonderful acting, photography and directing and a moving love story. It was great to see the relationships develop and deepen. There seemed to be a thread of being true to oneself through it all.


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