The Secrets (2008)

Secrets
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords faith, gay
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Fanny Ardant Actor Anouk 1 1000001
Ania Bokstein Actor Naomi 1 1000002
Michal Shtamler Actor Michelle 1 1000003
Adir Miller Actor Yanki 1 1000004
Guri Alfi Actor Michael 1 1000005
Alma Zak Actor Racheli 1 1000006
Tiki Dayan Actor Rabbanit 1 1000007
Dana Ivgy Actor Sigi 1 1000008
Talli Oren Actor Sheine 1 1000009
Sefi Rivlin Actor Rabbi Hess 1 1000010
Rivka Michaeli Actor Mrs. Meizlish 1 1000011
Avi Nesher Director n/a 2 2000001
Avi Nesher Producer n/a 3 3000001
David Silber Producer n/a 3 3000002
Moshe Edery Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Sharon Harel-Cohen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Leon Edery Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Edgard Tenenbaum Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Andre Malignac Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Avi Nesher Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Hadar Galron Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Michel Abramowicz Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Isaac Sehayek Editor n/a 172 7000001
Daniel Salomon Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Yoram Shayer Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Inbal Shuki Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Synopsis
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, 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.