A Secret – Movie Review
Adapted by Claude Miller from Philippe Grimbert’s autobiographical novel, this is a splendid and moving saga of a Jewish family in post-war Paris, told through the eyes of a frail & intelligent young boy who senses something is amiss with his beautiful parents (Cécile De France & Patrick Bruel). On his fifteenth birthday a family friend tells him a shattering truth — tying his family’s past to the Holocaust — that may enable him to develop his own sense of self.
This is one of those lovely French movies that is like reading a novel on a Sunday afternoon. You hate for it to be over. It’s a lovely movie. I don’t want to tell you too much about it, but renting it on DVD is the perfect thing to do on a Sunday afternoon, or when the children are out playing. Curl up with this DVD. Four stars.