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Secret World (1969)

La promesse (original title)
M | | Drama | 9 July 1969 (USA)
Francois, an introverted teenager, goes to live with his uncle in scenic Provence after his mother dies. He becomes infatuated by the uncle's stunning girlfriend Wendy, a situation that can only end in heartbreak.
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After a terrible car wreck in which he lay helpless under the body of his mother for hours, 11-year-old François is living with his grandparents. When his grandfather's mistress (Jacqueline Bisset) comes to pay them a visit, she and François find a great deal in common. Written by Anonymous

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When a woman is more than a friend... when a boy is more than a child... love can be awakened too early.

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Numbing drama
20 December 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Directed by Beatle photographer Robert Freeman, Secret World looks great. Freeman knows how to frame a shot, consistently posing his actors in complimentary settings. Unfortunately, the story is so wispy that it almost disappears. Jacqueline Bisset plays a young Englishwoman hired by a French patrician to care for his son, a mournful sort who potters around in a holy old brown pullover for the entire film as he falls in love with the new 'older woman' in his life. She's trying to maintain a relationship with a dashing young Frenchman with a sexy sportscar. There's not much more too it than that--so enjoy the visuals and Bisset, who probably never looked better!


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