Director Andrew Birkin
Music director Hans Zimmer
Costume design Monika Jacobs
Country United Kingdom West Germany
|Release date 22 December 1988|
Writer Andrew Birkin (screenplay), Stefan Zweig (novel)
Cast David Eberts (Edmund), Faye Dunaway (Sonya), Klaus Maria Brandauer (Baron), Ian Richardson (Edmund's Father), John Nettleton (Dr. Weise)
Similar movies The Sound of Music, Seven Years in Tibet, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, Benny's Video, Jack, Brother of Sleep
Tagline To capture the mother's heart, take the child's hand.
Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. This symbol-filled story, filmed with sensuous detail and nuance, is set in Austria in the 1920s. While being treated for asthma at a country spa, an American diplomat's lonely 12-year-old son is befriended and infatuated by a suave, mysterious baron. During a story of his war experiences, the baron reveals the scar of a wound from an American soldier and thrusts a pin through it, saying "see—no feeling." Little does the boy realize that it is his turn to be wounded. But soon his adored friend heartlessly brushes him aside and turns his seductive attentions to his mother. The boy's jealousy and feelings of betrayal become uncontrollable.
The film was written and directed by Andrew Birkin, and stars Klaus Maria Brandauer, Faye Dunaway, and David Eberts. The film won the Young Jury Prize at the Brussels Film Festival in 1989, and David Eberts won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in the same year.
Lions Gate Home Entertainment has yet to release the film onto DVD.
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