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Le secret (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | February 2001 (USA)
Marie (Anne Coesens), who works as a successful door-to-door encyclopedia salesperson, has been married to her husband Francois (Michel Bompoil) for 12 years and has a two-year-old son. ... See full summary »

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Virginie Wagon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Coesens ... Marie / Wife
Michel Bompoil Michel Bompoil ... François / Husband
Tony Todd ... Bill
Quentin Rossi Quentin Rossi ... Paul
Jacqueline Jehanneuf Jacqueline Jehanneuf ... Marie's mother
Aladin Reibel Aladin Reibel ... Rémy
Valérie Vogt Valérie Vogt ... Séverine / Luc's wife
Frédéric Sauzay Frédéric Sauzay ... Luc / Séverine's husband
Natalya Ermilova Natalya Ermilova ... Ana
Charlotte Pradon Charlotte Pradon ... Mélanie
Ariane Pick Ariane Pick ... Lydia / Michel's Wife
Richard Malbequi Richard Malbequi ... Michel / Marie's ex-lover
Chantal Lambrechts Chantal Lambrechts ... Marie's colleague
Christian Bobet Christian Bobet ... Boss
Paul Ielkin Paul Ielkin ... Idiot boy
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Storyline

Marie (Anne Coesens), who works as a successful door-to-door encyclopedia salesperson, has been married to her husband Francois (Michel Bompoil) for 12 years and has a two-year-old son. Though she is relatively content with her life, she feels something is wanting. Enter 50-year old African-American Bill (Tony Todd of Candyman fame). Initially she is annoyed by his insouciance, but she finds that she is irresistibly attracted to him. Soon the two are in the midst of sordid illicit affair. She knows little about her new lover, and he seems uninterested in learning about her, but the long sessions of lovemaking are something else entirely. Feeling out of control, Marie is increasingly repelled by her own actions. Psychologically, she struggles to reconcile her torrid encounters with Bill and mundane domestic chores such as bathing her son. Moreover, she finds herself incapable of hiding her adulterous behavior, rather she comes home with scratches and hickeys all over her body, to the ... Written by lament

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

diaphana

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is so bad!
3 January 2005 | by temp8See all my reviews

I sincerely wish I wouldn't throw 2 hours of my life, on this awful piece of sound and motion, they dared to call a movie.

The only normal thing is the acting of the husband (Michel Bompoil) and the black lover(Tony Todd), which is good.

Everything else is just bad. The script is half baked and repetitive at times. Directing is more suitable to "B" movies.

During the movie I just waited for it to end, and the only reason I kept watching is my hope for something extraordinary at the end, but the end is even worse the the rest of the movie.

I give it 1.5 out of 5.

I do not usually comment on movies, but this one was so wrong, that considering its rating I must warn others to stay away.


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