A SECRET follows the saga of a Jewish family in post-World War II Paris. Francois, a solitary, imaginative child, invents for himself a brother as well as the story of his parents past. But on his fifteenth birthday, he discovers a dark family secret that ties his family s history to the Holocaust and shatters his illusions forever. Adapted from Philippe Grimbert`s celebrated truth-inspired novel MEMORY.
“What is most impressive about A Secret is the way Mr. Miller artfully and gently gestures toward such enormous themes without spelling them out.” – New York Times
A harrowing and wrenching coming-of-age story in which François wrestles with the question of identity.
– Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
Transcends the perhaps perceived banality of still another film about the Holocaust with a marvelously nuanced narrative floating through time with memorable characters who never beg for our pity.
– Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
If identity is at the soul of A Secret, a tragic romance is its heart.
– Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
Philippe Grimbert (novel)
Country of Origin: French
Sound Format: Dolby DTS
Running Time: 110 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
In French, Yiddish, German, and Hebrew with English Subtitles