In a small U.S. town, far from the horrors of the Nazi labour camp where Maja (Noomi Rapace) was held with other Romani prisoners, she and her American husband Lewis (Chris Messina) have built a cosy life. But Maja’s encounter with a nightmarishly familiar stranger (Joel Kinnaman) brings her spiralling back to a night she has tried to forget. Fearful that her tragic past has come back to haunt her, she begins to stalk the man, hoping to convince herself she is wrong. But can she be sure? Deciding that it’s him, she kidnaps him, drives him to her home, and insists that her husband help her interrogate the man. Begging for his life, the prisoner swears she has the wrong man, as Lewis watches in horror as Maja torments her captive, only offering to release him if he confesses. Meanwhile, the man’s wife (Amy Seimetz) presses the police to launch a manhunt for her missing husband, putting pressure on Maja and Lewis to bring the situation to an uncertain conclusion.
At once a gripping thriller and a thought-provoking examination of the aftermath of violence, The Secrets We Keep asks whether revenge can heal tragedy and if solace is ever possible. Directed by Yuval Adler, who has co-written the screenplay alongside Ryan Covington, The Secrets We Keep was financed by Stuart Ford’s fast-growing independent content studio AGC Studios in partnership with Ingenious Media and Fibonacci Films. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (The Meg, the Transformers franchise) and Erik Howsam (Only the Brave, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) of Di Bonaventura Pictures produced along with AGC’s Ford, Greg Shapiro, and Adam Riback of Echo Lake Entertainment. Greg Clark, Andrea Scarso and Jamie Jessop served as executive producers.
Israeli director Yuval Adler’s gripping post-Second World War thriller, The Secrets We Keep, is set to arrive on Sky Cinema this month.
Maja Reid (Noomi Rapace) is a Romanian refugee who has built a new life with her American husband, Lewis (Chris Messina) and their young son while keeping her darkest memories to herself.
Those memories resurface when she recognises a former German soldier (played by Joel Kinnaman) in her neighbourhood and kidnaps him in revenge for the horrific trauma she believes he inflicted upon her.
The Secrets We Keep is available from Friday, 14 May, on Sky Cinema and Now TV
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