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A Secret
6.7
/10
205 Ratings

A SECRET

Un secret

Directed by Claude Miller
France, Germany, 2007
Drama, History

Synopsis

In 1953, a French boy finds out from a neighbour that his family is Jewish. An exploration of a dark family secret and the story of a passion, told through the interior journey of François, a solitary child who invents a brother and imagines his parents’ past.

Synopsis

In 1953, a French boy finds out from a neighbour that his family is Jewish. An exploration of a dark family secret and the story of a passion, told through the interior journey of François, a solitary child who invents a brother and imagines his parents’ past.

Our take

A late offering from the French director Claude Miller (who was Truffaut’s protégé!), A Secret is a fractured yet beautifully crafted, time-hopping melodrama about one family’s painful history. It was impressively nominated for 11 Cesars, including Best Picture, Screenplay, Director, and Actress!