|A Love to Hide|
|Directed by||Christian Faure|
|Produced by||François Aramburu|
|Screenplay by||Pascal Fontanille |
|Starring||Jérémie Renier |
Charlotte de Turckheim
|Music by||Charles Court|
|Edited by||Jean-Daniel Fernandez-Qundez|
|7 March 2005 (France)|
A Love to Hide (French title: Un amour à taire) is a French film made for television, directed by Christian Faure, which aired in 2005. It is loosely based on the book Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexuel by Pierre Seel.
A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood friend Jean, a homosexual in a clandestine relationship with his lover Philippe.
They are safe for the moment, thanks to Jean's plan to pass her off as a Christian employee of his laundromat, under the name Yvonne. However, a bad decision made by Jean's troublesome brother Jacques causes Jean to be wrongly accused of being the lover of a German officer. Jean is then forced into a Nazi labor camp.
- Jeremie Renier as Jean Lavandier
- Charlotte de Turckheim as Marcelle Lavandier
- Bruno Todeschini as Philippe
- Michel Jonasz as Armand Lavandier
- Louise Monot as Sarah Morgenstern
- Nicolas Gob as Jacques Lavandier
- Olivier Saladin as Breton
- Yulian Vergov as Johann Von Berg
A Love to Hide is the second film of director Christian Faure dealing with homosexuality. He had previously directed Just a Question of Love (2000), a made-for-television film chronicling a love story between two young men.
This is one of few films about the deportation of homosexuals during World War II. (Also see Bent.) A Love to Hide is loosely based on the book Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexuel by Pierre Seel published in 1994.