Little Secrets


Title of the French version: Petits Secrets

Feature Film / Luxembourg/Austria / 2006 / 90 min

International premiere: Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2007

Cinema release in Luxembourg, Austria, Germany, France

:: Synopsis

Set in a small town in the south of Luxembourg in 1962, the film tells the story of Norbi. He is a twelve-year-old boy - not a child any more but not yet a man. „Little secrets“ shows Norbi trying to cope with the fears and problems of his age as well as the times he lives in.

The story of the film starts on 24 October 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis. The Second World War is still in the recent past and people can remember the hardships and the bombs, the Nazi occupation and the collaborators. In 1962, everyone is afraid of the communists, the devil and the next world war. Priests reign supreme over those who attend church and even those who do not. . .

:: Credits

Directed by Pol Cruchten
Written by Viviane Thill
Based on the novel 'Perl oder Pica' of Jhemp Hoscheit
Camera Jerzy Palacz
Editing Thomas Woschitz
Sound Carlo Thoss
Costume design Isabelle Dickes
With Ben Hoscheit, Anouk Wagener, Loic Peckels, Thierry van Werveke, André Jung, Nicole Max, Myriam Muller, Luc Feit, Steve Karier, Germain Wagner, Yan Gillen, Christiane Rausch, Claire Thill, Gintare Parulyte, Delphine Schlim, Ganael Dumreicher, Loïc Pavant
Producers Jeanne Geiben, Gabriele Kranzlbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck
Production Red Lion Film, AMOUR FOU Vienna
Supported by Film Fund Luxembourg, Austrian Film Institute, ORF, Vienna Film Fund, Eurimages

:: Awards

Prix du public / Filmprais Luxembourg 2007


:: Festivals

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2008

Internationales Kinderfilmfestival, Wien 2007

Schlingel - Internationales Filmfestival für Kinder und junges Publikum, Chemnitz 2007

Giffoni Film Festival, Italien 2007

Cinéfleuve - Nancy, Metz, Luxembourg, Esch/Alzette, Trier, Namur, Charleroi, Liège, Merzig, Saarbrücken, Sarreguemines 2007

Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film, Graz 2007

Max Ophuls Preis Saarbrücken 2007 (Category: Histoires Vraies)