“The perfect secret”: So completely different, the story ends in the original!
“The perfect secret” is a remake of the Italian audience hit “Perfect Strangers” from the year 2016. The films are similar, although very strong, even some scenes almost word for word, but the end of the two versions is completely different.
Warning: spoilers for “The perfect secret”!
Warning: spoilers for “The perfect secret”!
At the end of “The perfect secret” have come to light (almost) all the secrets, lies, and deception dark side of the seven protagonists: the teacher Pepe (Florian David Fitz) is gay. Leo (Elyas M’Barek) and Carlotta (Karoline Herfurth) are unhappy with their parental-work arrangement and is cheated with a playground acquaintance.
Simon (Frederick Lau) has cheated Bianca (Jella Haase) and even an affair with a breast augmentation aspiring psychotherapist Eva (Jessica Schwarz) had. While Eva is the wife of Simon’s close friend Rocco (Wotan Wilke Möhring) who has secretly started psychotherapy, although he always said to his wife, such therapies are nonsense.
Happy ending for the German market
But “The perfect secret” does not end, despite all these revelations on a gloomy or tragic note. Instead, director and screenwriter Bora Dagtekin ( “Turkish for Beginners”, “F * ck You, Goethe” trilogy) is still attached a series of more or less happy ends, in which then it turn the vast majority of problems still change for the better:
But “The perfect secret” does not end, despite all these revelations on a gloomy or tragic note.
Leo and Carlotta stay together and replace back into traditional gender roles, which is why she goes again with the kids to the playground and there Leos affair granted a cathartic removal. Pepe and forgives his buddies, although primarily Simon has meanwhile turned out to be homophobic idiot after the three of them have beaten a homophobic father of one of Pepes students hospitalized epicmovienews.
Now you could say that the Sun is just in comedies. They just usually an all-around happy ending. But in this case Dagtekin leads with the finale the satirical core of the substance downright absurd – unlike the way the Italian original “Perfect Strangers” or callable on Netflix French remake “Le Jeu – Nothing to Hide”, both with a wonderful end revealing, beautifully evil final punch.
unlike the way the Italian original “Perfect Strangers” or callable on Netflix French remake “Le Jeu – Nothing to Hide”, each ending with a wonderfully revealing, beautifully evil final punch.
So different is the end of the original
In “Perfect Strangers” and “Nothing to Hide” is in fact at the end out that the game with the mobile phones has absolutely never happened, but was rejected after the first proposal immediately from the others. The seven “friends” have thus never really got their cell phones on the table and read all incoming messages and calls connected to speakers. all the lies remain instead of this spring back in action continued in secret.
In “Perfect Strangers” and “Nothing to Hide” is in fact at the end out that the game with the phones at all never happened
The revealed during the previous 90 minutes, the audience secrets are nevertheless true what (in the next scene after the twist in the French version a pair of leaves arguing the apartment and when it arrives at your door down, it’s suddenly as the game never happened, has what might have something to do with the special moon constellation on the night) also becomes clear immediately: There are again secretly sent nude photos and colleague the taxi service is indeed pregnant.
The revealed during the previous 90 minutes, the audience secrets are nevertheless true
the audience so suddenly knows more about the characters than themselves. While in the round suddenly everything is “good” again, the audience knows that there just a couple of pretty Unsympathen spent the evening together, which probably ever just friends with each other can because they do not know the secrets of others.
While in the round suddenly everything is “good”, the audience knows that there just a couple of pretty Unsympathen spent the evening together
Ever an interesting idea: Could you be friends with someone when you actually know all about him and his ideas? In “The perfect secret” exists thanks to the added happy endings a unique but little convincing answer: Yes, no problem at all! The previous films demanding audience seeing that a whole corner out more.