18 certificateLe Secret is a Film programme that first aired in 1974 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Le Secret is a 3 star programme

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Le Secret (1974)

Directed by
Robert Enrico

Marie (Anne Coesens) has been with the same man for twelve years and they have a young child.
Despite a seemingly happy domestic situation she is having an existential crisis, under pressure from her husband and friends to have a second child. Keen to reclaim her body from motherhood, a chance encounter with a stranger seems to offer a way out.

Through her job as an encyclopedia a saleswoman, perhaps a metaphor for her own quest for self-knowledge, she meets a dance teacher called Bill. Strong, black, self-assured and teasingly masculine, she encounters 'otherness' in Bill in several different ways. They embark on a passionate affair that explores the dark side of sexuality. Raw and at times verging on the brutal the physical experience is intense. When she returns home bruised, love bitten and ravished she has to confront both her marriage and her desire face on.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1974

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: France/Italy

Filmed in Colour


Jean-Louis Trintignant...David Daguerre
Marlène Jobert...Julia Vandal
Philippe Noiret...Thomas Berthelot
Jean-François Adam...Claude Vandal
Solange Pradel...Greta
Antoine Saint-John...Gardien
Michel Delahaye...Le Médecin
Maurice Vallier...Bertram
Frédéric Santaya...Homme oiseaux
Jean-Claude Fal...Le Forestier
Patrice Melennec...Gendarme
Pierre Danny...Chef commando