Noomi Rapace (The Drop, What Happened To Monday) is my go to actress as far as thriller protagonists, and the trailer to The Secrets We Keep has my interest peaked. With Chris Messina and Joel Kinnaman part of the ensemble, this feature should be a keeper.
Directed by Yuval Adler (The Operative), the narrative centers on Maja (Noomi Rapace), a woman who is adjusting to suburban life.
In post-WWII America, Maja tries her best to live a normal and peaceful life with her husband Lewis (Chris Messina). When Maja believes her neighbor (Joel Kinnaman) is the man who committed horrific war crimes against her in the past, she kidnaps him.
The trailer suggests that Lewis has his doubts whether the neighbor is guilty of such crimes, but Maja is convinced. The trailer reminded me of the Roman Polanski flick Death and the Maiden, but that’s neither here nor there!
Rapace is unafraid of plumbing the emotional depths of her character (she’s excellent in the underrated thriller Angel of Mine). The Secrets We Keep has an interesting story to work, and hopefully this movie lives up to its potential. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
The Secrets We Keep hits theaters September 16 and releases on VOD October 16.