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by Alessandro Capone


After three suicide attempts, Danielle, haunted by every breath of the daughter she bore, is a virtual prisoner in a psychiatric clinic where an ambitious analyst tries to discover the reasons behind her incomprehensible hatred of motherhood. Believing that she is an ugly human being that has given life to another ugly human being, Danielle sees only a hostile and intrusive enemy in her daughter, Sophie. However, through the analyst’s constant probing, Danielle finally voices the reality of her isolated childhood, a hasty marriage and the pain of a forced pregnancy that only gave birth to intolerance and self-loathing.
From the novel by Danielle Girard, with the same name.

international title: Hidden Love
original title: L'amour caché
country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
sales agent: Parkland Pictures
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Alessandro Capone
release date: IT 05/06/2009, FR 05/08/2009
screenplay: Alessandro Capone, Luca D'Alisera
cast: Isabelle Huppert, Greta Scacchi, Olivier Gourmet, Mélanie Laurent
cinematography by: Luciano Tovoli
film editing: Roberto Perpignani
art director: Marta Zani
costumes designer: Uli Simon
music: Riccardo Fassi, Lawrence “Butch” Morris
producer: Massimo Cristaldi, Donato Rotunno, Joseph Rouschop, Marc Hammond
production: Cristaldi Pictures, Tarantula Luxembourg, Motion Investment Group
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
distributor: Archibald Film (IT), Zelig Films Distribution (FR)
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