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The Secret

A Feature film by Virginie Wagon

Produced by Les Productions Bagheera

Release in France : 01/11/2000

    Synopsis

    Marie is thirty-five years old. She loves François. They have been married for twelve years and they have a two-year-old child, Paul. François would like another child but Marie is not sure she wants one, she doesn't know why.
    Marie sells encyclopeadias door-to-door. One morning she knocks on the door of a strange man, Bill, a fifty-year- old African American. Bill doesn't speak french. He lives alone in a villa and never seems to go out at all. Their first encounter is difficult.
    Marie feels offended at first, and then intrigued by this singular character. Little by little, she begins to enjoy their conversations, coming up with excuses to prolong them. One day she loosens up and takes more and more pleasure in talking about herself.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Productions Bagheera

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wide, The Bureau Sales

    Co-productions :

    Diaphana Films, France 3 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Diaphana Films

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    François Marquis

    Directors of Photography :

    Agnès Godard, Jean-Marc Fabre

    Production Manager :

    Richard Malbequi

    Editor :

    Yannick Kergoat

    Production Designer :

    Brigitte Brassart

    French Distributor :

    Michel Saint-Jean

    Screenwriters :

    Virginie Wagon, Érick Zonca

    Sound Recordist :

    Ludovic Hénault

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Robert Schlockoff

    Continuity supervisor :

    Maureen Meyer

    Costume designer :

    Brigitte Slama

    Sales Agent :

    Jacques Le Glou

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    01/11/2000

    Runtime :

    1 h 47 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    94.463

    Visa issue date :

    02/11/2000

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (4)

    Istanbul Film Festival - 2001

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2001)

    Selection

    Focus on a Young Director

    Munich - International Film Festival - 2000

    Munich - International Film Festival (Germany, 2000)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Directors' Fortnight - 2000

    Directors' Fortnight (France, 2000)

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    Official Competition

    Cannes Film Market - 2000

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2000)

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