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IN SECRET (2013)

IN SECRET <span>(2013)</span> artwork

IN SECRET (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 104

Release dates 16/05/2014

BBFCInsight strong sex, moderate threat

Genre(s) Drama, Crime

Director(s) Charlie Stratton

Cast includes Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange, Shirley Henderson, Matt Lucas, Mackenzie Crook, John Kavanagh, Lily Laight, Matt Devere

Summary A romantic thriller set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris, IN SECRET is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge based on Emile Zola's scandalous novel, 'Therese Raquin'. Therese (Elizabeth Olsen of 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'), a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Tom Felton of the 'Harry Potter' franchise), by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (two-time Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jessica Lange). Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband's alluring friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac of 'Drive'), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 06/05/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

IN SECRET is an adaptation of the novel 'Terese Raquin', set in 1860s France, where Terese is trapped in an unfulfilling marriage and embarks on a passionate affair with terrible consequences.


There are several strong sex scenes featuring thrusting and groaning, but little nudity.


Moderate threat features in sequences where a ghost appears to Terese, bloated and grey from being in the water. There is also domestic violence in a scene where Terese is pinned down on the floor and threatened by a man during an argument, and in another scene where he throws her to the floor as they shout at each other.



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