Idéale audience

The False Secrets

Dorante, a penniless young man, takes on the position of steward at the house of Araminte, an attractive widow whom he secretly loves. Dorante’s former valet Dubois also works there and is planning a scheme to make Araminte fall in love with Dorante. Based on his own critically acclaimed production of Marivaux’s comedy, Luc Bondy takes the play and its characters behind the stage, through the corridors and rooms of the Théâtre de l’Odéon in Paris, creating a new space between theatre and cinema. 

Scriptwriter :
Marivaux, Luc Bondy

Director :
Luc Bondy

Camera :
Luciano Tovoli

Sound :
François Waledisch and Christian Cartier
Editing : Nicolas Barachin and Julie Pelat

Producer :
A coproduction Idéale Audience, Arte France, Odeon-Theâtre de l'Europe, Maha Productions.
With the participation of France Televisions, TV5 Monde, SACEM, Réseau Canopé, CNC.



Running time :

Format :
Original format: 1,85

Year of production :

Distributor(s) / Sales Agent(s) :
Doc&Film International



Composer(s) :
Bruno Coulais

Stage director :
Luc Bondy

Cast :
Isabelle Huppert, Araminte ; Louis Garrel, Dorante ; Bulle Ogier, Madame Argante; Yves Jacques, Dubois; Manon Combes, Marton ; Bernard Verley, Monsieur Rémy; Jean-Pierre Malo, Le Comte Dorimont ; Fred Ulysse, Arlequin

Date and shoot location :
Théatre de l’Odéon, Jardin du Luxembourg - Paris
From May 19 to June 16, 2015