A classic tale of adultery, betrayal and murder

Video published on September 25, 2014.

A classic tale of adultery, betrayal, and murder comes to seductive new life in the critically acclaimed, romantic thriller IN SECRET, available on DVD September 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on Emile Zola’s beloved novel ‘Thérèse Raquin,’ IN SECRET stars Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Golden Globe® nominee Oscar Isaac (Best Actor, Inside Llewyn Davis, 2014), Tom Felton (Harry Potter series) and two-time Oscar® winner Jessica Lange (Best Actress, Blue Sky, 1995; Best Supporting Actress, Tootsie, 1983).  In this provocative tale, a young woman, Therese (Olsen), gets trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin (Felton) by her domineering aunt (Lange), and then embarks on a torrid affair with her husband’s alluring friend, Laurent (Isaac). The two lovers soon find themselves compelled by their erotic passion to commit a crime that will haunt their lives forever.
The film is written and directed by Charlie Stratton (TV’s “Revenge”).  Co-starring in the film is Shirley Henderson (Trainspotting), John Kavanagh (HBO’s “The Tudors”), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean series) and Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids)


Release Date: 22nd September

Cert 15

Running time: 1hr 42 mins

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About the book:

‘It was like a lightning flash of passion, swift, blinding, across a leaden sky’

In a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont Neuf in Paris, Thérèse Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin Camille. The numbing tedium of her life is suddenly shattered when she embarks on a turbulent affair with her husband’s earthy friend Laurent, but their animal passion for each other soon compels the lovers to commit a crime that will haunt them forever. Thérèse Raquin caused a scandal when it appeared in 1867 and brought its twenty-seven-year-old author a notoriety that followed him throughout his life. Zola’s novel is not only an uninhibited portrayal of adultery, madness and ghostly revenge, but is also a devastating exploration of the darkest aspects of human existence.

Robin Buss’s new translation superbly conveys Zola’s fearlessly honest and matter of fact style. In his introduction, he discusses Zola’s life and literary career, and the influence of art, literature and science on his writing. This edition also includes the preface to the second edition of 1868, a chronology, further reading and notes.





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