Il Segreto is a noir film directed in 1974 by Robert Enrico and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marlène Jobert, Philippe Noiret, Solange Pradel, Antoine Saint John, Jean-François Adam. The Ennio Morricone music reflect the noir atmosphere of the plot where a veritable subtle "manhunt" against three people is unleashed. Suspense music on the border of the avant-garde experiments (harps with echoes) is alternated to a nostalgic motif with the voice of Edda Dell'Orso. At the time, only a 45 rpm was issued in Italy. Mastered from the original stereo master tapes.
"Dark stuff from Morricone – featuring a sweeping set of orchestral themes conducted by Bruno Nicolai, with fairly sombre overtones on most tracks. A few titles feature classic elements – like odd piano, wordless female vocals, and sharp-edged strings – and the overall sound is excellent if you dig Morricone's more serious work" Dustygroove