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The Secrets We Keep (2020)

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In post-WWII America, a woman, rebuilding her life in the suburbs with her husband, kidnaps her neighbor and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her.


Yuval Adler
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Cast overview:
Noomi Rapace ... Maja
Joel Kinnaman ... Thomas
Chris Messina ... Lewis
Jackson Dean Vincent ... Patrick (as Jackson Vincent)
Amy Seimetz ... Rachel
Miluette Nalin ... Miriah (as Milly Matlovsky)
Madison Paige Jones ... Annabel (as Madison Jones)
Jeff Pope ... Mr. White
David Maldonado ... Officer Brouwer (as Dave Maldonado)
Ed Amatrudo ... Albert Sonnderquist
Ritchie Montgomery ... Mitchell
Victoria Hill ... Claire
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Dr. Nussbaum
Rocco Brocato Rocco Brocato ... Stuart
Jason Boyle Jason Boyle ... Voter Registrar


In post-WWII America, a woman (Rapace), rebuilding her life in the suburbs with her husband (Messina), kidnaps her neighbor (Kinnaman) and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her. The film is directed by Yuval Adler from a script by Yuval Adler and Ryan Covington. Written by Bleecker Street

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A quiet neighborhood. A deadly past.


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, rape, some nudity, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Both Joel Kinnaman and Noomi Rapace were born in Sweden; both also starred in Child 44 (2015). See more »


The pegboard in the hardware store wasn't invented till 1962. See more »


Lewis: We can release him. He won't go to the police. We can get out of this, Maja. Get our lives back to normal.
Maja: My life will never be normal.
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References Sleeping Beauty (1959) See more »

User Reviews

Decent thriller about a survivor from WWII coming across someone in the past that haunts them.
29 October 2020 | by cruise01See all my reviews

3 out of 5 stars.

The Secrets We Keep is a fair thriller film about Maja (Noomi Rapace) who comes across someone familiar Thomas (Joel Kinnaman) who from the past. Her and her sister were with other girls who escapes a nazis camp. While apparently Thomas and his men caught them and did horrible things to her and other girls. In the present, Maja captures Thomas and has him held up in her basement. While trying to convince her husband Lewis (Chris Messina) that he is who she says he is. While they try to get him to confess.

A decent plot. Great performances by Noomi Rapace and Chris Messina. And Joel Kinnaman all did good. It does put you on the edge of your seat as Maja and Lewis have a few close calls when neighbors question screaming at night when Thomas almost escaped them. Or when Maja talks with Thomas wife about his perspective of the life story.

The direction is a slow pace though. Where it can be boring with the exposition of Maja telling herself she is sure she knows he is the guy from her past.

It was decent thriller that delivers on performances and keep you on the edge but decent story and direction.

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Release Date:

16 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


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Opening Weekend USA:

$88,306, 20 September 2020

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