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Secret Places (1984)

PG | | Drama | 10 May 1985 (USA)
Secret Places follows the story of schoolgirls in England during WW2.

Director:

Zelda Barron

Writers:

Zelda Barron, Janice Elliott (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Theres Relin ... Laura Meister
Tara MacGowran ... Patience
Claudine Auger ... Sophie Meister
Jenny Agutter ... Miss Lowrie
Cassie Stuart ... Nina
Ann-Marie Gwatkin Ann-Marie Gwatkin ... Rose
Pippa Hinchley ... Barbara
Sylvia Coleridge ... Miss Trott
Klaus Barner Klaus Barner ... Dr. Meister
Rosemary Martin Rosemary Martin ... Mrs. MacKenzie
Amanda Grinling Amanda Grinling ... Miss Winterton
Veronica Clifford Veronica Clifford ... Miss Mallard
Adam Richardson Adam Richardson ... Stephen
Zoe Caryl Zoe Caryl ... Junior
Erika Spotswood Erika Spotswood ... Valerie
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Secret Places follows the story of schoolgirls in England during WW2.

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Their innocence became a guilty secret See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geheime Winkel See more »

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Very good film
1 November 2005 | by jkempoSee all my reviews

Secret Places is a great film that has been unfortunately largely forgotten since its release over 20 years ago. Just trying to obtain a VHS or DVD copy proves difficult, and the film is rarely shown on cable (at least in the US).

Secret Places follows the story of schoolgirls in England during WW2. Patience McKenzie (Tara McGowand) is the leader of group of girls who hide in the basements and hidden areas of the school (hence the title). Laura Meister (Marie Relin) is a German outsider who tries desperately to fit in. Patience is assigned the task of helping Laura adjust and they become friends.

This movie has a lot of heart. The two lead actors really inhabit the roles, their acting is very subtle and emotional. Relin is especially good, the viewer sees the isolation of being a refugee on her expressive face.


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