The French drama ‘Nothing to Hide’ (‘Le Jeu’) is a wonderful film that shows how our secrets can ruin relationships and why, in love as in friendship, some things are best kept secret.
Starring Cannes winner Suzanne Clément (“Laurence Anyways,” “The Forest”) and Oscar nominee Bérénice Bejo (“The Artist”), this Netflix film ‘Nothing to Hide’ is a great watch with characters, most familiar and realistic, as we explore the essence of friendship, love, and togetherness amid personal secrets.
In the modern age of smartphones, the film gives us a glimpse of how devastating it could happen when secrets get revealed that could even kill best-established relationships. ‘Nothing to Hide’ (‘Le Jeu’) follows a dinner party between a few old friends and their better halves, where they agree to spice up their get-together by sharing every private message, email, and call they receive on their mobile phones while having dinner.
As expected, secrets get revealed – couples end up losing each other’s trust and in the worst case even show the possibility of a breakdown in friendship and marriages.
To be honest, the situations and characters in this Netflix film “Nothing to Hide” (Le Jeu) are all realistic. An exceptional direction by Fred Cavayé and outstanding performances by all the actors on screen certainly make this film worth a watch. The film is all about conversations between friends, as they reveal layers of every relationship in question.
The very fact that the film narrates the story with very intelligent humor elements as well as some effective dialogues keeps us engaged throughout this dining room drama. With a tightly written story, the film poses a few questions about love, friendship, and relationships.
While the movie only ends by giving us caution, it certainly tempts us to ask questions about the nature of keeping secrets from our loved ones. At the same time, it asks us how far we can push ourselves to be open in terms of not keeping any personal secrets to maintain a lasting relationship.
We know that no one is perfect, but is it good to keep some secrets in order to hold on to a relationship or is it essential to be truthful to your partner? Well, it depends on the individual, but ‘truth’ has the power to reveal itself. Probably, until then one could simply keep secrets in order to avoid any disastrous results.
‘Nothing to Hide’ (‘Le Jeu’) Movie Credits:
Starring: Bérénice Bejo, Suzanne Clément, Stéphane De Groodt, Vincent Elbaz, Grégory Gadebois, Doria Tillier, Roschdy Zem, and Fleur Fitoussi.
Director: Fred Cavayé
Genres: International Films, French Films, Comedies, Dramas