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Informed that his elderly father has mysteriously disappeared, anxious Parisian François Mathieu Amalric recalls his tragic family history in director Claude Miller's adaptation of the fact-based novel by author Philippe Grimbert. As a sickly young child, François Valentin Vigourt instinctively knew that he was a disappointment to his champion swimmer mother, Tania Cécile De France, and gymnast father, Maxime Patrick Bruel. While François does find some amount of solace in his friendship with kindly masseuse ...
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Overview

Informed that his elderly father has mysteriously disappeared, anxious Parisian François Mathieu Amalric recalls his tragic family history in director Claude Miller's adaptation of the fact-based novel by author Philippe Grimbert. As a sickly young child, François Valentin Vigourt instinctively knew that he was a disappointment to his champion swimmer mother, Tania Cécile De France, and gymnast father, Maxime Patrick Bruel. While François does find some amount of solace in his friendship with kindly masseuse Louise Julie Depardieu, his discovery of a strange toy in the attic causes his parents to act more strangely toward him than ever before. Feeling sympathetic toward the young boy, Louise eventually reveals to François that he once had a half brother, and that his parents weren't drawn together by fairy-tale romance but through violence and strife. Back before the war, Maxime became engaged to the beautiful Hannah Ludivine Sagnier. While Hannah's parent's were keenly aware of the ominous implications of Hitler's rise to power, Maxime worried little since he always considered himself French first and foremost. At the wedding, however, Maxime finds his gaze frequently wandering from his fetching bride to athletic beauty Tania. Later, after the happily married bride gives birth to a handsome young boy named Simon Orlando Nicoletti, the Nazis invade and the once-happy family is torn violently asunder.
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Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; Other Strand Releasing trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/10/2009
  • UPC: 712267280926
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Strand Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Uncensored / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 28,930

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cécile De France Tania
Patrick Bruel Maxime
Ludivine Sagnier Hannah
Julie Depardieu Louise
Mathieu Amalric Francois
Annie Gregorio
Nathalie Boutefeu Esther
Yves Jacques George
Robert Plagnol
Yves Verhoeven Commander Beraud
Sam Garbarski Joseph
Laurent Lafitte
Olivier Forest
Orlando Nicoletti Simon
Valentin Vigourt Francois (Age 7)
Joffrey Platel
Quentin Dubuis Francois (Age 14)
Technical Credits
Claude Miller Director, Screenwriter
Pascal Armant Sound/Sound Designer
Philippe Bauhouin Sound Mixer
Denis Bergonhe Asst. Director
Jacqueline Bouchard Costumes/Costume Designer
Natalie Carter Screenwriter
Gerard de Battista Cinematographer
Frederic Demolder Sound/Sound Designer
Sylvestre Guarino Production Manager
Alfred Hurmer Co-producer
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko Art Director, Production Designer
Véronique Lange Editor
Yves Marmion Producer
Elsa Pharaon Casting
Zbigniew Preisner Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Secret
1. Phantom Brother [11:02]
2. Nightmares [8:59]
3. A Memory of Bliss [10:42]
4. Bits of Revelation [10:12]
5. Darling Simon [11:10]
6. David's Star [14:20]
7. French Names [1:58]
8. Hannah's Words [8:22]
9. Breaking Nature [8:48]
10. Chost's Grip [3:36]
11. Epilogue [7:12]
12. Credits [2:22]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- A Secret
   Play Feature
   Chapters
   Original Theatrical Trailer
   Other Strand Titles
      The Witnesses
      How About You
      Born in 68
      Cherry Blossoms
      The Edge of Heaven
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