The Secrets (2007)

The Secrets (2007)

Director Avi Nesher

Writer Hadar Galron, Avi Nesher

Genre Drama

Year 2007

Actors Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler, Adir Miller

IMDB : 7.1 (1,509 votes)


Description In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly religious daughter of a prominent rabbi, convinces her father to postpone her marriage for a year so that she might study at a Jewish seminary for women in the ancient Kabalistic seat of Safed. Naomi's quest for individuality takes a defiant turn when she befriends Michelle, a free-spirited and equally headstrong fellow student. When the pair encounters a mysterious, ailing foreigner with a disturbing past named Anouk (the iconic French actress Fanny Ardant) they begin a risky journey into forbidden realms. In the hopes of easing her suffering, Naomi and Michelle secretly lead Anouk through a series of Kabalistic cleansing rituals. The process opens up overwhelming new horizons for the girls who find themselves caught between the rigid male establishment they grew up in, and the desire to be true to themselves, no matter the cost.


  • Jevon Kelly 2016-10-30 22:54:04
    i like
  • Michal Kopecny 2016-05-16 09:07:52
    Bleh. Religion.
  • Lisa B 2012-10-31 03:34:46
    Oh, ninetailfox, only a troll posts spoilers. Troll.
  • jazzyclarinet96 2012-08-14 00:20:51
    You can watch it on YouTube with no English subs, it's under it's hebrew title הסודות
  • Claire Boyd 2012-01-05 00:45:14
    I can't watch this because of her eye brows
  • packratpie 2011-07-29 22:40:04
    I recomend "I cant think straight" its good as well.
  • Cutestyxx 2011-03-19 19:49:48
    I am very fond of this movie. It captured my attention throughout the film, there were some comical scenes which had me laughing, and I can feel the intense feelings the girls have for each other.
  • Christine Thrasher 2011-02-27 02:37:57
    It's on Netflix instant watch. This trailer tells the whole story practically, I wish it left some things to be imagined. But I did love this film very much. @ninetailfox1983 That's interesting you read it that way. It wasn't clear to me, and still isn't, so I found the end to be sad. I wish the girls ended up together more often in general, in all lesbian-themed films.
  • ninetailfox1983 2011-01-01 06:28:40
    i was so happy that they ended up together in the. he married her so that they could. that was so sweet i almost cried.
  • bloobeyond 2009-12-28 23:25:18
    do the 2 girls end up together?
  • bloobeyond 2009-12-28 23:25:02
    where can i watch?
  • celest simmons 2009-08-27 03:59:58
    i love this freakin movie...i watched 30 times already....
  • montereytrailers 2009-02-24 23:05:19
    DVD release date: April 7, 2009
  • montereytrailers 2009-02-09 22:32:10
    please check our homepage for select theaters and DVD details :)

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