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Released on January 11 of 2002 in the USA, "Secretary" (also known as "Secretary - Womit kann ich dienen?") is a Comedy/Drama/Romance film directed by Steven Shainberg, and written by Steven Shainberg (story adaptation) and Mary Gaitskill (short story) , starring James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren, Stephen McHattie and Patrick Bauchau.

The story of a demanding boss and the woman who loves his demands.

Who directed "Secretary":

Secretary was directed by Steven Shainberg, a producer, director, actor, and writer.

After Secretary, Steven Shainberg directed Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, released in 2006.

When was "Secretary" released:

Secretary was initially released on Friday, January 11, 2002, in the United States. Also released on Friday, January 11, 2002 have been Bark! (dir. Kasia Adamik), Blue Car (dir. Karen Moncrieff), The Dancer Upstairs (dir. John Malkovich), and MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate (dir. Robert Vince). This was seventeen (17) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, May 16, 2003 in the United Kingdom; Friday, September 06, 2002 in Canada; Wednesday, September 04, 2002 in France; Thursday, September 25, 2003 in Germany; Friday, April 04, 2003 in Italy; Friday, July 16, 2004 in Spain; Thursday, May 29, 2003 in Australia and on Saturday, July 19, 2003 in Japan.

What is the cast of "Secretary":

At the casting of Secretary we find James Spader, previously seen in Curtain Call (1999) and Critical Care (1997); Maggie Gyllenhaal (Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Donnie Darko (2001)); Jeremy Davies (CQ (2001), Investigating Sex (2001)) [ more... ]

  • Sabrina Grdevich and Michael Mantell, Lily Knight also worked together in Artificial Intelligence: AI, released in 2001.
  • Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren and Amy Locane can also be seen in Going All the Way, released in 1997.
  • Jeremy Davies and Ezra Buzzington can be seen in The Million Dollar Hotel, released in 2000.
  • Lesley Ann Warren and Patrick Bauchau also worked together in Choose Me, released in 1984.

What is the Storyline of "Secretary":

Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal), the socially awkward and emotionally sensitive youngest daughter of a dysfunctional family, adjusts to normal life after having been hospitalized following an incident of dangerous self-harm. She learns to type, starts to date an acquaintance from high school named Peter, and begins to work as a secretary for an eccentric attorney, E. Edward Grey (James Spader), who hires her despite her stilted social skills and unprofessional appearance.

Though at first Grey [...]

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