A Secret

Movie review from The Movie Snob

A Secret (B+). This French movie (Un Secret in its native language) is a meditation on dark passions and dark deeds. The central character is a child psychologist named Francois, but most of the story is told in flashbacks to World War II, to Francois’s childhood in the 1950s, and to his adolescence in the 1960s. His parents never speak of what happened to them during the war, but the young Francois finds some mysterious clues in the attic, and eventually a close family friend tells the adolescent Francois the story of his parents, and about the brother he never knew. I’ll say no more so that you can enjoy the same feelings of surprise, even shock, that I did as the events unfold. The movie itself is not graphic, but be advised that it does incorporate some graphic old footage from the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps.


2 comments on “A Secret

  1. […] Independent films (Henry Poole Is Here), bawdy comedies (Stepbrothers, Role Models), foreign films (A Secret), documentaries (Under the Sea 3D), and rough-and-tumble action fare (Quantum of Solace, Inkheart) […]

  2. […] Foreign Film: I think I saw only one, and it was a good one—the French import A Secret, about a French boy who gradually learns about how his (Jewish) parents met, how they survived […]

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