This film captures sharply, yet with supreme subtlety, the chaos and bewitchment that comes to the tranquil routine of a home and the calm relations of a married couple when a strange man enters into their life. After 12 years of marriage, Marie is an ordinary woman with a two-year-old son. While working as a encyclopedia salesperson, she happens to meet Bill, an African-American dancer. Afterwards, her married life, which didn’t seem to have any problems before, starts to crack up and she falls rapidly into new sensations. Bill’s existence itself, and the tumultuous sex with him makes her realize the physical desires that were latent in her, along with a sense of loss that she cannot name. What is the final choice of a married woman taken captive by a passion that threatens her self-control, the security of her family, and the binding institution of marriage? (Joo You-Shin)
Virginie WagonVirginie Wagon
Born in 1965, Virginie Wagon wrote the script for Erick Zonca’s The Dreamlife of Angels(1998), selected for competition at Cannes Film Festival, and The Little Thief(1999) also directed by Zonca. Le secret is her directorial debut.