Release date:September 5, 2008
Starring:Cécile de France, Patrick Bruel, Ludivine Sagnier, Julie Depardieu, Mathieu Amalric
Adapted from Philippe Grimbert's celebrated autobiographical novel, Memory (Simon and Schuster), "A Secret" follows the saga of a Jewish family in post-World War II Paris. François, 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. Before the war, his father, Maxime, (Patrick Bruel, "The Comedy of Power") was married to Hannah (Ludivine Sagnier, "Swimming Pool," "Love Songs," "A Girl Cut in Two," "Public Enemy") when he fell madly in love with Francois's mother, Tania (Cécile de France, "The Russian Dolls," "Avenue Montaigne," "Public Enemy"). As a young Jewish couple living in Nazi-occupied France, Maxime and Tania were compelled to make difficult choices to survive the war while Hannah (Sagnier) would make a decision that would change her life and that of her family forever.