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The Secret

A Feature film by Virginie Wagon

Produced by Les Productions Bagheera

Release in France : 01/11/2000

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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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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.

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 Brassard

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

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 47 min

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Dolby SR

Posters (1)


Festival Selections (4)

Istanbul Film Festival - 2001

Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2001)


Focus on a Young Director

Munich - International Film Festival - 2000

Munich - International Film Festival (Germany, 2000)


Films selected

Directors' Fortnight - 2000

Directors' Fortnight (France, 2000)


Official Competition

Cannes Film Market - 2000

Cannes Film Market (France, 2000)