Emile Zola's book called “Therese Raquin” is getting a live-screen adaptation which will have a limited screening in the United States. The movie is called “In Secret
” and it will have a screening come February 21, 2014. Actress Elizabeth Olsen takes on the major role of Therese Raquin. This is a tragic love story about forbidden love and the consequences that follow after. In a sense, In Secret's story visually portrays the moral story of forbidden love and what goes wrong when both people pursue it. At the same time, it gives a human perspective to the people looking for that forbidden love and why they're doing it in the first place.
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Olsen takes on the titular role as the tragic anti-heroine in the film. This takes place in the start of the latter half of the 19th century in Paris, France. Therese is beautiful; but, she's sexually repressed as well. She wants a lover that will “take her.” However, she is forced into a marriage to her cousin Camille by her controlling aunt. Things seem to be very dreary and boring due to Therese being reduced to living her life working behind the counter. But, that changes when Camille's friend Laurent enters the picture.
Smitten with each other, Therese and Laurent plot and kill Camille. However, that sets off a domino effect of major consequences. You can get the book, in which the movie is based off, from online stores
like Amazon. According to Zola, the goal of the story is not to talk about the characters. He wanted to scientifically examine the characters' temperaments combined with naturalistic writing versus romantic writing.