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13 Ratings

Burning Secret

Directed by Andrew Birkin
United Kingdom, West Germany, 1988
Drama, Mystery


Austria in the 1920s. While being treated for asthma at a country spa, an American diplomat’s lonely 12-year-old son is befriended and infatuated by a suave, mysterious baron. But soon his adored friend heartlessly brushes him aside and turns his seductive attentions to his mother.

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Burning Secret Directed by Andrew Birkin

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1988 | 4 wins including: Best Actor (Golden Ciak)

1988 | 2 special mentions including: David Eberts

Brussels Film Festival

1988 | Winner: Best Picture (Youth Jury Award)

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