The Secrets

Starring: Fanny Ardant, Michal Shtamler & Ania Bukstein Director: Avi Nesher  Rated: R: Restricted
The Secrets
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Monterey Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Surround - French, Hebrew
    • Subtitles - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. Behind the Scenes (With Actor Interviews)
    • Music Video:
      1. Music Videos (2)
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Photo Galleries

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 11/26/2008
"[A]fter two French characters, one played by the great actress Fanny Ardant, are introduced, the movie becomes an intriguing, occasionally discordant hybrid of austere Israeli and voluptuous French filmmaking traditions
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/25/2009
"Avi Nesher's THE SECRETS, a deeply involving melodrama, has all the devices to draw us into this story....It is gently and powerfully acted."
Los Angeles Times - 03/13/2009
"THE SECRETS manages to weave mystery, mysticism, love and religious exploration into a mostly absorbing story....Emotionally moving performances by Ardant, Bukstein and Shtamler in particular, keep you with this small but provocative film until the end."

Product Description:

Naomi and Michelle meet at a Jewish seminary in Israel and become fast friends. While Naomi chose to study at the seminary after the death of her mother, Michelle was pushed into it by her conservative parents. But despite their different reasons for attending the school, an encounter with a mysterious French women, and her tortured past, will cause them both to delve into the secrets of kabala mysticism to help her.

Description by Monterey Media:

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 journeys into the forbidden and 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.

Plot Keywords:

Friends | Israel / State Of Israel | Jewish | Theatrical Release

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  • Sales Rank: 70,031
  • UPC: 012233381825
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