Things get a little dark in the upcoming thriller “The Secrets We Keep” from Israeli director Yuval Adler. Set in New York shortly after World War II, the film (from a screenplay by Adler and Ryan Covington) takes an intense look at revenge, absolution, and coping with enormous trauma. Speaking to the film’s subject matter, star Noomi Rapace told Entertainment Weekly that it left her and co-star Joel Kinnaman “emotional trainwrecks“. I’m instantly intrigued.
In the film Rapace plays a Holocaust survivor named Maja who is still trying to put her life back together some 15 years after the war. A chance encounter with a man played by Kinnaman brings back a flood of emotion flashbacks. Maja is convinced this mysterious man was her leading tormentor during the Nazi occupation. Maja takes matters into her own hands, abducting the man and intent on getting his confession of guilt by any means necessary. The always good Chris Messina plays her husband, torn between supporting his wife and doing what’s lawful. This looks really good.
“The Secrets We Keep” comes out in theaters September 16th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.