French View all editions and formats Rating: Write a review Rate this item: And then every single one of the protagonists is a fully rounded human being, not a stereotype. But more things are going on in this family than just an overcompensating little boy in past-war France. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. As if his parents’ story wasn’t enough, there’s more, a coda of sorts — though Grimbert can barely go there. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to

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Please enter the message. This worry turns into jealousy and causes problems in their relationship. Edit Storyline Ina sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family’s Jewish.

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This really is a well-written, well-acted and well-made movie that I thoroughly enjoyed — after it stopped trying to surprise me. You may send this item to up to five recipients. And then every single one of the protagonists is a fully rounded human being, not a stereotype. It doesn’t begin entirely promisingly either, with the first-person narrator — Grimbert himself — going on about the imaginary playmate he created in his mind when he was a child.


Secret is an absolute tragedy, an almost perfect example of the form, with Grimbert’s presentation making for a very moving, powerful, and personal work.

Truth will out, however, and the Grimberts certainly do have some secrets tucked away in the attic Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

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Secret (Memory) – Philippe Grimbert

Allow this favorite library to be seen grimbret others Keep this favorite library private. A year-old boy unearths a shocking family secret. A “normal” guy who is married to a hot actress gets worried that she is involved with her costar. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? For Grimbert, the aftermath of WWII forced survivors into prisons of their own memories and denial, bound together by an dilm grief.

Un secret [A Secret] (2007)

Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. The themes of rejection, love, loss and guilt are explored in a complex narrative structure where ultimately the guilt of one man and the rejection felt by one woman are mirrored in the guilt of the French nation in their rejection and abandonment of their Jewish fellow countrymen.


Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Secret published as Memory in the US appears to be yet another slim autobiographical fiction by a French author, and the fact that Philippe Grimbert is also a psychoanalyst raises rilm concern that introspection and self-analysis will dominate even more than they usually do in these grimbegt of French fictions.

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