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College of Arts & Sciences
Jewish Studies Program

Un Secret (A Secret), a film directed by Claude Miller (2007)

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:00pm


The Tournées Film Festival presents:
Un Secret (A Secret), a film directed by Claude Miller (2007).

A discussion of the film will be led by:

Saskia Coenen Snyder Jewish Studies and History, USC

Adapted from Philippe Grimbert's celebrated autobiographical novel, Memory, A Novel (Simon and Schuster), 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.

Before the war, his father, Maxime, (Patrick Bruel) was married to Hannah (Ludivine Sagnier) when he fell madly in love with Francois's mother, Tania (Cecile de France). 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.

Place: Moore School of Business Belk Auditorium (Room 005)

[Sponsored by European Studies, Jewish Studies, and the French Cultural Services]


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