Secret Défense (1999)
Secret Défense Photos
Critic Reviews for Secret Défense
With suave and feline images by the cinematographer William Lubtchansky, Rivette offers a virtual documentary on modern bourgeois solitude ...
The brooding intimations of Greek tragedy are part of what keeps this 170-minute thriller fascinating throughout.
Hermetic and somewhat opaque, this perfectly symmetrical tragedy is not for every taste. For those willing to enter the Rivette zone, however, it's a chess puzzle devised by a grand master.
As the glacially paced film inches forward with its halting conversations and accusatory glances, it tests your patience. And when the truth ultimately tumbles out and more violence erupts, don't expect a catharsis.
Thanks to Bonnaire's characteristically intelligent performance, the circumlocutions hold some interest, proving again that since her discovery by Pialat she has become the most uncompromising of French actresses.
Audience Reviews for Secret Défense
There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about Secret Défense!
Secret Défense Quotes
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.
Discuss Secret Défense on our Movie forum!