Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, January 30, 2009

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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  • Film

(France/2007-directed by Claude Miller)

From master French director Claude Miller (The Little Thief, The Accompanist) comes his most riveting work in more than a decade – a superbly crafted, supremely confident film that is equal parts family drama, dark mystery, and rich historical epic. Based on Phillipe Grimbert’s best-selling novel, A Secret begins in 1985, as a man (Mathieu Amalric of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and A Christmas Tale) learns that his elderly father has gone missing. His quest to discover the man’s fate is both physical and psychological, as he begins to piece together memories of his parents’ past during the Nazi occupation of France, when he was just a young teenager. The unexpected, quietly shattering result examines the consequences of our decisions, particularly in times of societal upheaval, and restores our faith in the ability of movies to use suspense to enrich as well as to entertain. Grand Prix, Montreal Film Festival.

In French with English subtitles. (105 min.)

“Astonishing. A showcase for great acting… my highest recommendation.” -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle