Le Secret stars the luminous Anne Coesens as Marie, a married woman who senses that her life lacks a certain spark, until a chance encounter with Bill West (Tony Todd), a mysterious American, leads her on an intense sexual journey of emotional and physical discovery. Michel Bompoil completes the powerful trio as Marie's husband Francois, a man slowly forced to come to terms with the changing circumstances of his marriage.
Candyman's Tony Todd strange detour into French drama
- Le Secret review by ER
This a curio for fans of Horror film actor, Tony Todd, who broke stereotypes to appear in the French family drama. His role amounts to little except for the object of desire for a troubled mother of a two-year-old who is going through a rocky patch with her husband. Troubled by her lack of life options when her husband suggests having a second child, Marie takes a lover, a strange American who is house-sitting for his friend. The drama plods along at a steady pace and this is a standard Parisian set character drama that doesn't really distinguish itself from the pack except for the very strange casting of Tony Todd. He's fairly good but his role is thin as his Bill West isn't all that interested in talking about his life. I wonder how he got the job - it's certainly a wild card, and it wouldn't appeal to 95% of his fanbase.