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User review rating: 5 March 08, 2024

I ended up getting a copy of Niobe Way’s book “Deep Secrets” which inspired at least the first half of this movie. Even if you skip the case studies and only read the first 80+ pages, it gives you great insights what’s happening in that short but intense period of adolescence in our lives and the urge for close and intimate friendships during that time, along with their fragility and the impact of societal pressure. The movie is both extremely fascinating but also painful to watch at times, you are just sitting there and want to shout out to Leo and Remi what they should do to salvage their friendship. A deep and emotional experience.

User review rating: 5 July 13, 2023

Tremendously deep and emotional movie, showing the intense harm that bullying and ignorance can do. Unfortunately probably very close to reality. Great acting.

User review rating: 5 March 26, 2023

Great movie, disturbing at times. I actually watched it twice on the big screen. We follow a deep friendship that gets questioned and eventually destroyed because of its closeness and how it is perceived by their environment. Story development and cinematography is great, Leo and Remi first share equal screen time, and as Leo distances himself from Remi, we see him more and more in the distance as well, up to the pivotal scene on the schoolyard. The second part feels a bit slow, maybe on purpose, to show Leo‘s struggle with his guilt and what has happened. Well deserved Oscar nomination.

User review rating: 5 March 05, 2023

This is a beautiful but also sad story about the deep and unconditional friendship between two thirteen-year old boys. Their seemingly unshakable bond turns out to be fragile once they enter secondary school and get subjected to the destructive forces of peer pressure and prejudice, with the perceived need to fit in. Excellent performances by the two newcomers in the leading roles of Leo and Remi, their acting is absolutely convincing. We are almost exclusively observers of what Leo experiences, and a lot is said not by dialog but by gestures. A mirror to society and the stereotypical expectations we have of males. Good supporting actors, and the pacing is just right.

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