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The Scarlet Secret - Thierry Peythieu - France

The Scarlet Secret (France, 2016) by Eurochannel



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Director: Thierry Peythieu
Cast: Samuel Le Bihan, Laëtitia Milot, Myriam Boyer
Genre: Crime
Length: 91’


In the picturesque setting of Saint Gilles, a small town becomes the backdrop for a suspenseful narrative that intertwines the past and the present. Eurochannel premieres The Scarlet Secret.

The film centers around Antoine, a seasoned reporter and former volunteer in the humanitarian sector, whose return to France follows a harrowing experience in Mali. Seeking solace and inspiration, Antoine arrives in Saint Gilles to write an article on Romanesque Art. Little does he know that his path will intersect with Constance, the enchanting adopted daughter of Madame Naudy, the inn owner.

Constance harbors her own clandestine secrets, and she embarks on a determined mission to uncover the truth surrounding the death of her parents. The shadows of the past loom large over her, fueling her relentless pursuit of answers. But she is not alone in her quest. Juju, a local resident, claims to have witnessed the ghostly presence of Eva, a woman known for her distinctive red hair. Could Juju's sighting provide a crucial lead in Constance's investigation?

As the story unfolds, the atmosphere in Saint Gilles becomes increasingly ominous, with echoes of the past reverberating through the present. Antoine and Constance, both scarred by their own personal tragedies, find themselves drawn together. Their connection, born out of shared wounds and a mutual desire for resolution, weaves a delicate thread of hope amidst the darkness that surrounds them.

The Scarlet Secret is a masterfully crafted film that skillfully balances suspense, romance, and a quest for truth. The stunning landscapes of Saint Gilles provide a visually captivating backdrop, immersing the audience in the eerie ambiance of the town. The intricate plot, layered with secrets and revelations, keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating each twist and turn. It is not merely a movie; it is a riveting exploration of the human spirit's resilience in the face of adversity. It delves into themes of loss, identity, and the enduring power of uncovering hidden truths.

Following a traumatic overseas assignment, a journalist finds solace in a remote village. He meets a young woman investigating her parents' mysterious deaths, potentially linked to the legend of Eva – the red-haired lady whose spirit haunts the village.

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