Secret Défense (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 173 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy, Switzerland  |  
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Innovative director Jacques Rivette created the memorable, multi-leveled classic Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974), seemingly the inspiration for Susan Seidelman's Desperately Seeking Susan (1985). Rivette generates a far-different mood in this French-Swiss-Italian murder mystery. Medical researcher Sylvie (Sandrine Bonnaire) is keeping late lab hours when she catches her brother Paul (Gregoire Colin) with her gun. Having discovered a five-year-old photo with new evidence of their father's death, Paul wants to kill Walser (Jerzy Radziwilowicz), who now heads their dad's high-tech company. To protect Paul, Sylvie decides to kill Walser herself, and she boards the train for Walser's country estate. But is Walser guilty?

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evidence, murder, revenge, sibling, high-tech

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High Artistic Quality, High Production Values