In the mid-1950s, three Algerian brothers who have experienced pain at the hands of their colonial French rulers reunite in a Paris shantytown. Said (Debbouze) has brought their mother (Boudraa) to France as he seeks to money-making opportunities, Messaoud (Zem) is back from serving for France in the Indochina war, and the intellectual Abdelkader (Bouajila) is just out of prison. All three become involved in Algeria's resistance movement in different ways, as ruthless antiterrorist cop Faivre (Blancan) uses increasingly violent methods to find them.
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During the student demonstrations of 1968 Paris, Catherine (Casta) is pregnant with the child of her boyfriend Yves (Renier) and living in free-love happiness with their friend Herve (Tregouet). They help set up a commune in a country farmhouse, getting to know local farmers Serge and Maryse (Citti and Citti).
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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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