A darkly funny feast of sexual and office politics
Jean-Claude Brisseau directs the hot and pointed Secret Things (Choses secrètes). Repressed Sandrine (Sabrina Seyvecou (this film's "Joe")) is a barkeep at a strip club harbouring a secret sexual/non-sexual crush on serpentine star Nathalie (Coralie Revel (this film's "Vicky") who stands up for Sandrine's virtue one night and lands both of them on the dole. Determined to help Sandrine divorce herself from the sticky moral and societal complications of female promiscuity, Nathalie becomes the instrument for both of them to infiltrate a male-dominated financial corporation, targeting the most professionally-advantageous sexual conquests. Deadly accurate performances make Sandrine's transformation from bookish to kittenish to ferocious--and Nathalie's devolution exactly in the reverse--convincing, while Brisseau's decision to block out the picture in broad, obvious allegory in billboard pronouncements combine in a piece that challenges without being difficult and explains itself without being condescending. Source: Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central.
Thu & Fri November 11 & 12, 2004, 7:00 & 9:15, Muenzinger Auditorium
France, 2002, in French, Color, 115 min, not rated • official site
10 films for $60 with punch card
$9 general admission.
$7 w/UCB student ID,
$7 for senior citizens
$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
Free on your birthday! CU Cinema Studies students get in free.
Pay lot 360 (now only $1/hour!), across from the buffalo statue and next to the
Duane Physics tower, is closest to Muenzinger. Free parking can be found after 5pm at the meters
along Colorado Ave east of Folsom stadium and along University Ave west of Macky.
Park elsewhere and catch the HOP to campus
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