Director/Writer: Jean-Claude Brisseau
Starring: Sabrina Seyvecou, Coralie Revel, Roger Mirmont, Fabrice Deville, Blandine Bury, Olivier Soler
There’s this underground appreciation of erotic cinema among major movie critics that I just don’t get. Perhaps you had to be watching erotica during the seventies to build this appreciation. I don’t really watch much erotica, but every once and a while I hear about a title that is supposed to actually be cinematically challenging. “Secret Things” is challenging all right, but more so intellectually than cinematically.
I will admit that the dialogue isn’t as moronic as say an “Emmanuelle”, nor is its plot. It’s style and pacing, however, are extremely lacking. If you’re watching this movie for its cinematic aspects, there isn’t much to glean here. Sure it looks a little better than your typical soft-core porn, but there’s nothing spectacular in the cinematography. You might be able to learn how to make a passable low budget film, if you study how they make one set look like many different locations with different set dressings here; but even this is really done on a strictly amateur level.