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Secret Defense (1998)

Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Laure Marsac, more...
Director: Jacques Rivette
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Image Entertainment
Genre: Drama, Foreign, France, Classic Crime, Crime, Classic Crime, Quest, Revenge
Running Time: 166 min.
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
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Innovative director Jacques Rivette created the memorable, multi-leveled classic Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974), seemingly the inspiration for Susan Seidelman's Desperately Seeking Susan (1985). Rivette generates a far-different mood in this French-Swiss-Italian murder mystery. Medical researcher Sylvie (Sandrine Bonnaire) is keeping late lab hours when she catches her brother Paul (Gregoire Colin) with her gun. Having discovered a five-year-old photo with new evidence of their father's death, Paul wants to kill Walser (Jerzy Radziwilowicz), who now heads their dad's high-tech company. To protect Paul, Sylvie decides to kill Walser herself, and she boards the train for Walser's country estate. But is Walser guilty? ~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

rather preposterous by eszabo August 26, 2003 - 4:03 PM PDT
1 out of 3 members found this review helpful
The plot of this movie is fairly riddled with preposterous turns and twists. Added to this, the characters' reactions are unbelievable and their motivations are incomprehensible. Ultimately, I lost interest in how the story turned out.

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