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Title Year Length (Minutes) MPAA Rating My Rating
A Secret (aka Un secret) 2007 105 NR 3.5 out of 5 ducks
Maxime, 15, is floundering a bit in post-World War II Paris with his dad Francois and mom Tania. He's always longed for a brother, has a phantom brother he plays with and even tries to serve at dinner, but dad puts an end to it. This surrounds his find of a stuffed toy in the attic, and a neighbor, Louise who finally reveals the truth to Maxime. Zip backwards in time to German occupation and, they being Jews, dad was against registering as such, but they registered anyway. Maxime is the younger brother to Simon, who's quite athletic and the apple of dad's eye; Maxime was born quite small (4.5 pounds), and never was seen as strong to his dad. Dad flees to the other side of the demarcation line with fake papers, and sends for the others. (Never mind dad had hit on Tania after her husband was captured as a POW, a detail seemingly unknown to Hannah.) When police question Hannah and ask for her papers, she tells her true name, versus what's on the document, and identifies Simon as her son. We learn later they met their death in Auschwitz a week after their arrest. Francois is devastated, and back into the present, Maxime learns their fate and the balance of the story from war historians (one of whom has records of their arrest and murders)... they weren't simply deported as the hushed stores would claim, if they were acknowledged at all. Tania gave birth to Maxime, and as adults, there was regret for their deaths in Francois, though Maxime assures him he was guilty only of killing the family dog, but the death of the other two was at the hands of the Nazis. We close out with Maxime walking with his own daughter in a pet cemetery, reflecting on how people must have really loved their pets to have buried them here (headstones and all). Moving film reel
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