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Release Date:
16 October 2002 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
The delectably twisted fable centers on two penniless but shapely young women who set out to better their social station by manipulating men.
Plot:
Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine... See more » | Add synopsis »
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sex as a means to an end See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Coralie Revel ... Nathalie

Sabrina Seyvecou ... Sandrine
Roger Miremont ... Delacroix (as Roger Mirmont)

Fabrice Deville ... 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
Boris Le Roy ... Office Employee
Aude Breusse ... Office Employee
Aurélien Geneix ... Man at Party
Alain Couesnon ... Bouncer 1
Bruno SX ... Bouncer 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sylvain Bourguignon ... Client
Frédéric Marques ... Bouncer

Jean-Claude Brisseau ... Sandrine's Father (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Claude Brisseau 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Claude Brisseau 

Produced by
Jean-Claude Brisseau .... producer
Jean-François Geneix .... executive producer
Jean-François Geneix .... producer
 
Original Music by
Julien Civange 
 
Cinematography by
Wilfrid Sempé 
 
Film Editing by
María Luisa García 
 
Production Design by
María Luisa García 
 
Costume Design by
María Luisa García 
Monique Proville 
 
Makeup Department
Elodie Barrat .... assistant makeup artist
Stéphane Cavallié .... hair stylist
Anne-Sophie Desquesses .... assistant hair stylist
José Romero .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Olivier Caillard .... unit manager
Charles Penvern .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Navarro .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Eric Lingansch .... assistant decorator
Pascal Ray .... painter
Marc-Olivier Seguin .... painter
 
Sound Department
Fabien Adelin .... assistant sound mixer
Fred Bielle .... adr artist
Frédéric Cattoni .... sound consultant: DTS
Pascal Dedeye .... foley artist
Franck Duval .... sound assistant
Olivier Grandjean .... sound assistant
Priscilla Hamon .... assistant sound editor
Cyril Jegou .... sound editor
Bernard Leroux .... sound mixer
Xavier Piroëlle .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Patrick Gentils .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thierry Bellanger .... electrician
Thomas Caselli .... assistant camera (as Thomas Casselli)
Patrick Chizallet .... grip
Patrizio Ciddio .... grip trainee
Xavier Delamalmaison .... camera operator
Nicolas Dollander .... Steadicam operator
Marc Elusse .... gaffer
Patrick Gentils .... key grip
David Grinberg .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Didier Trévisan .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Sandrine Ferreira .... negative cutter
Charles Fréville .... digital color grader
Jean-Marc Grégois .... color timer (as Jean-Marc Gréjois)
 
Other crew
Emile Anselem .... production administrator
Patricia Candido Trinca .... production assistant
Floriane Crépin .... script supervisor
Olivier Guigues .... press attache
Charles Penvern .... unit assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Choses secrètes" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
115 min
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Trivia:
Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#01, with "Ten")See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 (2001), Town & Country (2001)) were released in France around the same weeks as the movies referenced in the main plot's time frame (Sleepwalker (2000) etc.).See more »
Quotes:
Nathalie:What's stopping you?
Sandrine:You're nuts, I'd never dare.
Nathalie:Are you drunk?
Sandrine:No.
[giggle]
Sandrine:No, I feel fine.
Nathalie:Then let's play a little game.
Sandrine:What game.
Nathalie:Daring. Daring to cross that forbidden think line that your friends will never cross. That will get you off.
Sandrine:[narrating] I wanted to get out of there fast.
[...]
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Soundtrack:
Music for the funeral of Queen Mary: Man that is bornSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
sex as a means to an end, 23 December 2007
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

Two women who work at a bar decide to use sex to get what they want from life. While they become very successful, things also end up taking a turn or two that they didn't expect. I liked this very adult movie very much. This is a very sexy movie with some very likable women as the leads. The prospect of using sex as a means to an end is of course a way of life for many people, both male and female, and here we see it in action. Watching it I was surprised by how the film didn't go in the directions I thought it would and was pleased that it wasn't this dark noirish tale that cover art seemed to imply.Actually as I was watching the film I was struck by how much this film reminded me of Exterminating Angels, another off beat, but in a good way, French film about a director trying to get the right women to perform sexually for a film he was doing. When I checked IMDb after watching Secret Things I found that the director for both films was the same and that the process of making Secret Things was the inspiration for Exterminating Angels. I can't wait to have a double feature. A great deal of nudity and sexual activity, so keep this away from the kids. Recommended.

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