Little Secrets

Title of the French version: Petits Secrets
a film by Pol Cruchten
International Premiere: Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2007

Luxembourg/Austria // 2006 // 90min


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.

Directed by

Pol Cruchten

Written by

Viviane Thill

Based on

the novel 'Perl oder Pica' of Jhemp Hoscheit


Jerzy Palacz


Thomas Woschitz


Carlo Thoss

Costume Design

Isabelle Dickes


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


Jeanne Geiben, Gabriele Kranzlbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck


Red Lion Film, AMOUR FOU Vienna

Supported by

Film Fund Luxembourg, Austrian Film Institute, ORF, Vienna Film Fund, Eurimages


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)