His Secret Life (2001)

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After a deathly car accident, Antonia starts dating her husband's friends and finds the truth about his life.


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17 November 2007 | uhmartinez-phd
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| The Turkish Director And His Italian Fairies
"His Secret Life" is the unimaginative American title. The Fairies in the original title is referred to a painting, what else? Margherita Buy, the central character in this surprising modern melodrama is a revelation, at least for me. She doesn't look like anybody else and at the same time she reminded me of several women I know. So middle class. Elegant without meaning too. Very difficult to sort out, describe or shake up. She takes the revelation of her husband's past as a British woman would, with a remarkable stiff upper lip. I mean, she is shocked, hurt, disturbed but she carries of all that in her eyes. She doesn't collapse with hysterics. The weakest link in this almost perfect fairy tale is the leading man Stefano Accorsi - Apparently a big star in Italy but I thought he was difficult to warm up to. There is a petulance there that I couldn't quite overcome so, as a consequence, I didn't care about him. I cared about Serra Yelmaz , a wonderful and truly original character. I also cared about Erica Blanc as the ultra sophisticated, lonely and wise mother of Marherita Buy's character. I also cared about Gabriel Garko because I think, he is the character, Ferzan Ozpetek, the director, cared about the most. At least Garko has the best, the most beautiful loving close ups of the entire film. Recommended

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Release Date:

20 September 2002

Language

Italian, Turkish


Country of Origin

Italy, France

Filming Locations

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,316 22 September 2002

Gross USA:

$215,449

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$500,930

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