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Release Date: September 5th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
When French teen Francois (Mathieu Amalric) learns a confusing family secret from his aunt (Julie Depardieu), he sets out to discover his true history. Francois struggles to understand his identity in light of the realization that, in the face of German occupation of Paris, his father, Maxime (Patrick Bruel), made the difficult decision to erase his Jewish heritage and transform the family into the Grimberts -- faux-Catholics who would have a better chance of surviving the Holocaust.

Cast: Cécile De France, Patrick Bruel, Ludivine Sagnier, Julie Depardieu, Mathieu Amalric, Nathalie Boutefeu

Director: Claude Miller

Genres: Drama, Historical drama

Distributors: Strand Releasing

Keywords: Emotional, Growing up, 1940s, 1980s, Father, Survival, 1950s, Melodramatic, Mother, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Claude Miller's ravishingly shot drama A Secret gives up its titular mystery early, so it may seem odd to speak of the suspense it generates. show more

  • A complicated family story that takes place in three distinct time periods, and that's handled with astonishing ease and fluidity by director Claude Miller. show more

  • A gripping mystery and an ever-timely reminder of the terrible power of repression and silence. show more

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