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Secret Things (2002)

Choses secrètes (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 16 October 2002 (France)
Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine, a barmaid. Together, they discover that sex can be used to their ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Coralie Revel ...
Nathalie
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Sandrine
Roger Miremont ...
Delacroix (as Roger Mirmont)
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Christophe
Blandine Bury ...
Charlotte
Olivier Soler ...
Cadene
Viviane Théophildès ...
Mme. Mercier
Dorothée Picard ...
Delacroix's Mother
Pierre Gabaston ...
Bar Patron
María Luisa García ...
Sandrine's Mother (as Lisa Hérédia)
Arnaud Goujon ...
Personnel Manager
Liès Kidji ...
The Young Thief
Patricia Candido Trinca ...
Office Employee
Lydia Chopart ...
Office Employee
Michaël Couvreur ...
Office Employee
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Storyline

Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine, a barmaid. Together, they discover that sex can be used to their advantage, and pleasure. Both find positions in the office of a large bank, where bored, under-stimulated, prey are easy pickings. After making their way though several layers of executives at the bank, with destructive, and lucrative, results, they approach Christophe, scion to the bank director. What they don't know is that Christophe is a manipulative voyeur, whose last two lovers set themselves on fire when he rejected them. A connoisseur of high-class orgies, Christophe is only interested in new talent to satisfy the appetites of all whom he controls. In Christophe, the girls have found an opponent who knows all their wiles, and will challenge their simple under-class friendship with levels of jealousy and ecstasy that they have never experienced before. Will they survive? Written by DarkStarZumaBeachSurfinApolcalypseWow

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The delectably twisted fable centers on two penniless but shapely young women who set out to better their social station by manipulating men.


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16 October 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Coisas Secretas  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,526 (USA) (30 January 2004)

Gross:

$104,533 (USA) (9 July 2004)
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#01, with "Ten") See more »

Goofs

The end of the movie is supposed to take place after Nathalie is released from prison, several years after the main plot takes place. Yet the movies advertised on the advertisement pillar in the background (See Spot Run, Town & Country) were released in France around the same weeks as the movies referenced in the main plot's time frame (Sleepwalker etc.). See more »

Quotes

Nathalie: [guiding Sandrine in a game of 'Dare'] Close your eyes. Let yourself go. Every time you hesitate, make that little effort to keep going. Dare yourself to feel good. Stroke your body slowly. Try to explore it without shame. Run your hands over your body. Find the spots where you feel the most pleasure.
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References Sleepwalker (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Coronation Anthem n°1 Zadok the Priest - PLAGE N°9
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
Performed by Monteverdi Choir - Monteverdi Orchestra
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Great movie. Worth watching at least twice. If you can stomach it.
20 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best movies I've seen in a while. Not for the conservative minded or squeamish, from beginning to end there is little more than sex. But that's integral to the plot. This is a movie that showcases the violence and the decay that is just under the surface of respectable society. It's about two strong characters who begin down the road to a tragedy of their own making. It questions morality, it pushes the limits, it steps over 'that thin line', and it takes us over the line with it. It is human weakness, irrationality, and most of all, obsession, on film.

The acting, both in and out of the "bedroom" was excellent. It is sometimes hard to follow, especially with the subtitles, but that only makes watching it a second time more worth it. I've never seen it on sale or for rent in a store, but if you have an online DVD rental service, then you'll have no problem getting a hold of it.


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