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Secret Places (1984)

PG | | Drama | 10 May 1985 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Theres Relin ...
Laura Meister
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Patience
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Sophie Meister
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Miss Lowrie
Cassie Stuart ...
Nina
Ann-Marie Gwatkin ...
Rose
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Barbara
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Miss Trott
Klaus Barner ...
Dr. Meister
Rosemary Martin ...
Mrs. MacKenzie
Amanda Grinling ...
Miss Winterton
Veronica Clifford ...
Miss Mallard
Adam Richardson ...
Stephen
Zoe Caryl ...
Junior
Erika Spotswood ...
Valerie
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Sometimes the heart is the most secret place of all. See more »

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This movie was conceived when Zelda Barron read a review by Bernard Levin in The Sunday Times of this film's source novel by Janice Elliott. See more »

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Very good film
1 November 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Secret Places is a great film that has been unfortunately largely forgotten since its release over 20 years ago. Just trying to obtain a VHS or DVD copy proves difficult, and the film is rarely shown on cable (at least in the US).

Secret Places follows the story of schoolgirls in England during WW2. Patience McKenzie (Tara McGowand) is the leader of group of girls who hide in the basements and hidden areas of the school (hence the title). Laura Meister (Marie Relin) is a German outsider who tries desperately to fit in. Patience is assigned the task of helping Laura adjust and they become friends.

This movie has a lot of heart. The two lead actors really inhabit the roles, their acting is very subtle and emotional. Relin is especially good, the viewer sees the isolation of being a refugee on her expressive face.


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