A Secret

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A SECRET follows the saga of a Jewish family in post-World War II Paris. Francois, a solitary, imaginative child, invents for himself a brother as well as the story of his parents past. But on his fifteenth birthday, he discovers a dark family secret that ties his family s history to the Holocaust and shatters his illusions forever. Adapted from Philippe Grimbert`s celebrated truth-inspired novel MEMORY.

“What is most impressive about A Secret is the way Mr. Miller artfully and gently gestures toward such enormous themes without spelling them out.” – New York Times


A harrowing and wrenching coming-of-age story in which François wrestles with the question of identity.
– Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Transcends the perhaps perceived banality of still another film about the Holocaust with a marvelously nuanced narrative floating through time with memorable characters who never beg for our pity.
– Andrew Sarris, New York Observer

If identity is at the soul of A Secret, a tragic romance is its heart.
– Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

Cast & Crew


Claude Miller


Claude Miller
Natalie Carter
Philippe Grimbert (novel)


Yves Marmion


Cécile De France
Patrick Bruel
Ludivine Sagnier
Film Specs

Country of Origin: French

Format: 35mm/1.85/Color

Sound Format: Dolby DTS

Running Time: 110 minutes

Genre: Drama

Rating: Not Rated

In French, Yiddish, German, and Hebrew with English Subtitles


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