Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Film / TheSecrets

Go To


Added DiffLines:

[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_secrets.jpg]]


* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sigi

to:

* WellIntentionedExtremist: SigiSigi
----


* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Michelle's wedding. Anouk's death.]]


The Secrets (Ha-Sodot) is a 2007 Israeli film, directed by Avi Nesher and written by playwright Hadar Galron.

to:

The Secrets (Ha-Sodot) ''The Secrets'' (''Ha-Sodot'') is a 2007 Israeli film, directed by Avi Nesher and written by playwright Hadar Galron.

Added DiffLines:

The Secrets (Ha-Sodot) is a 2007 Israeli film, directed by Avi Nesher and written by playwright Hadar Galron.

Naomi, a brilliant young Ultra-Orthodox woman, persuades her father to allow her to put off her impending wedding so she can attend a women's seminary in Safed, a Jewish holy city in Israel. When she and her roommate, the rebellious Michelle, are assigned to bring food to Anouk, a dying Frenchwoman, they are drawn closer as they work together to develop purification rituals for Anouk, who wishes to atone for her past before she dies.

----
!!''The Secrets'' contains examples of:

* ArrangedMarriage: Naomi is engaged to her father's student, Michael. [[spoiler:After attending seminary and falling in love with a woman, she breaks it off.]]
* TheAtoner: Anouk, who asks Naomi and Michelle to help her find divine forgiveness for [[spoiler:[[LoveMakesYouCrazy killing her ex-lover.]] ]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Owing to Naomi being something of an InsufferableGenius and Michelle being a bit of a FrenchJerk, the two can't stand each other at first. They get closer. Much closer.
* BilingualBonus: The movie is in Hebrew, with English subtitles. Presumably a good deal of subtext gets lost in the translation.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Naomi breaks free of her father and her engagement to continue her studies (and, it is implied, work toward becoming the first female Orthodox Rabbi), but at the price of being disowned by her father. Michelle leaves Naomi and marry Yanki. Oh, and Anouk dies.]]
* ClusterFBomb: Sigi, when Michelle starts a water fight in the soup kitchen.
* ChekhovsSkill: Near the beginning of the movie, Sigi mentions she picked up a bit of French from her Moroccan grandmother. Later, when she is present for one of Anouk's purifying rituals, [[spoiler:this allows her to hear Anouk's confession, which she considers blasphemous, and she rats Naomi and Michelle out.]]
* HeelFaithTurn: Subverted. Sigi is newly religious, and it turns her from a friendly, adorable person into [[spoiler:a WellIntentionedExtremist who is willing to get her friends expelled from seminary for the sake of religious purity]]
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: Michelle is from Lyon, and looks stylish and positively sexy compared to the frumpily dressed yeshiva girls.
* FrenchJerk: Michelle at first.
* IHaveNoSon: [[spoiler:Naomi's father disowns her when she breaks off her engagement with his best student, Michael.]]
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: More or less averted; Anouk says near the beginning that she has cancer and heart disease.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Particularly true for Naomi, since [[AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits women in her community are mostly just expected to get married early and start having babies]].
* JerkAss: Michael
* JewishMother: Yanki's mother
* LoveHurts: [[spoiler:Michelle ends up marrying Yanki, [[TheWoobie shattering Naomi's heart into a million little pieces.]] ]]
* PluckyComicRelief: Sheine, with her constant snacking; also, at first, Sigi's involuntary swearing. Yanki's interactions with his mother.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Naomi and Michelle
* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Michelle's wedding. Anouk's death.]]
* TeenGenius: Naomi
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sigi

Showing 5 edit(s) of 5

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report