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The Secrets

Movie information

Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for some nudity, sexuality and brief language.
Released on:
November 26, 2008 (Wed)  (NY)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
November 28, 2008

Distributors:
Monterey Media

Status: Released

This film is Also Known As:
"Sodot Ha"

Cast:
Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler

Director: Avi Nesher

Screenwriter: Avi Nesher, Hadar Galron

Genre: Drama
About the film:
Naomi, the brilliant and pious daughter of an ultra orthodox rabbi finds herself at a crossroads of life choices when her mother dies and she is expected to immediately marry her father's prodigy. Distressed yet determined, she begs that her father allow her one year to study at a women's religious seminary in Safed, the birthplace of the Kabala in order to prepare herself for the sacrifices she will make as a wife. Her father relents and Naomi's life begins to take an unexpected turn.

Devote but lively, Naomi and her new friend Michelle befriend a beautiful, mysterious older woman, Anouk, (Fanny Ardant) who is ill and living nearby who may or may not be Jewish, and may have committed a crime of passion. Naomi devises a series of rituals which will somehow "purify" Anouk and purge her of her sins, but as these stretch the borders of Jewish law they must be kept secret. Eventually this journey into the forbidden leads to a growing attraction between the two girls and more crossroads are faced.

The Secrets presents the complexities of a religious lifestyle in a vibrant environment of youth, rebellion and desire.


Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection Stony Brook Film Festival
Official Selection Rochester Jewish Film Festival
Rated R for some nudity, sexuality and brief language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $19,536 (7 theaters) | Domestic Total: $122,094
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com


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May 02, 2012 - 04:05
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