Maggie, a 50-year-old widow, desperately needs some money to pay for a medical treatment for her ill grandson. After one attempt at trying to find a job, Maggie finds herself roaming the ... See full summary »
JC is at the end of his Twenties and is living with his girlfriend Chloe in a small coastal town in England. He is a surfer legend and some day, three of his friends show up, including ... See full summary »
In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named "Black Tulip" held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a ... See full summary »
When the King of Navarre and three of his cronies swear to spend all their days in study and not to look at any girls, they've forgotten that the daughter of the King of France is coming on... See full summary »
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.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?