Poised like a cobra at a mongoose party, Sandrine (Carole Brana) sits and talks with her girlfriend, taking violent bites of a piece of bread, when a taxi driver (Etienne Chicot) appears next to them. He speaks nonsense about how panties protect and brassieres support and how this all comes back to the prison known as day-to-day life. The friend is offended; Sandrine is enthralled. She will meet with the man throughout the ensuing psychoanalytical pabulum and they will speak of ecstasy, God, freedom, and the stars, amongst other things. In another world, the film could be re-titled These Encounters of Theirs.
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Now, he attempts again to find what he calls "a relation to reality" in The Exterminating Angels, a believe-it-or-not dramatization of what occurred during the casting sessions for Secret Things and the emotional backlash felt after. Blended thoughtfully with radio transmissions of free-form poetry, the story uses Frédéric van den Driessche as a stand-in for Brisseau, here named François.
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Secret Things is an erotic thriller that far transcends what we've come to expect from Shannon Whirry/Marilyn Chambers fare where a threadbare plot is interrupted periodically for a sex montage. Au contraire. Secret Things is the juicy and unapologetic story of two French women: Nathalie (Coralie Revel) is an upscale stripper, and Sandrine (Sabrina Seyvecou) is a bartender at her club.
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Feige thinks a "new thing" could be on the horizon.
The Netflix original series is in hot waters with mental health experts.