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The Secret (1974)

Le secret (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 9 October 1974 (France)
A stranger enters into and forever alters the life of a couple. He claims to be pursued by certain authorities who intend to prevent him from disclosing a secret that only he holds, whence ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Enrico

Writers:

Francis Ryck (novel), Robert Enrico | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... David Daguerre
Marlène Jobert ... Julia Vandal
Philippe Noiret ... Thomas Berthelot
Jean-François Adam Jean-François Adam ... Claude Vandal
Solange Pradel Solange Pradel ... Greta
Antoine Saint-John ... Gardien
Michel Delahaye ... Le Médecin
Maurice Vallier Maurice Vallier ... Bertram
Frédéric Santaya Frédéric Santaya ... Homme oiseaux
Jean-Claude Fal Jean-Claude Fal ... Le Forestier
Patrice Melennec Patrice Melennec ... Gendarme
Pierre Danny Pierre Danny ... Chef commando
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A stranger enters into and forever alters the life of a couple. He claims to be pursued by certain authorities who intend to prevent him from disclosing a secret that only he holds, whence the title. Is he lying, or insane - or is he telling the truth? Who, if anyone, is after him? And what *is* - the secret? Written by Michael R. Brown <michael@marymaclane.com>

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 October 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret See more »

Filming Locations:

Mimizan Plage, Landes, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Intelligent movie
7 October 1999 | by MarioBSee all my reviews

Low key but very well written drama, about a strange man (Trintignant) who is pretending to be pursued by the police and the army, because he knows a very dangerous secret. He met a couple (Jobert and always wonderful Noiret) and hide at their home. Noiret thinks that the man is very kind and decides to help him to go to Spain, where he will be safe. But the press tells that this man is a very dangerous psycho killer. The woman begins to have doubts about the man. This is a very seventies movie, with sometimes a lack of direction, but it's sure an intelligent movie. Spectators will know the famous secret at the very end of the movie. And it's a very surprising finale. By the way, whatever happen to the lovely Marlene Jobert?


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