Benjamin, a retired court employee, decides to write a book about an old murder case that he believes wasn’t properly solved. He becomes determined to find the real culprit and reopen the case – a complicated and thrilling quest that director Juan José Campanella depicts with a style that effortlessly juggles romance, comedy, suspense and political commentary.
Juan José Campanella (born July 19, 1959) is an Argentine television and film director.
Campanella was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started studying engineering, but dropped out in 1980 after four years at university. He would later remark that the decisive factor for this decision was watching All That Jazz on the very day he was going to apply for a fifth year. His debut as director was in 1979, with the short Prioridad nacional. Campanella traveled to the United States and entered the Tisch School of the Arts. Four years later, in 1984, his second film, Victoria 392, which marked the first of five collaborations with actor friend Eduardo Blanco, as well as his first collaboration with screenwriter Fernando Castets, with whom he co-directed and co-wrote the film.
After graduating from NYU film school, Campanella went on to direct two American films: The Boy Who Cried Bitch in 1991 and Love Walked In in 1997.
In 1999, Campanella reunited once more with Castets… read more
Crime and punishment of rapist-killers have been in the limelight of late. The Argentinian filmmaker Juan Jose Campanella's Oscar winning film "The Secret in their Eyes" (2009) provides an interesting view to the debate. My full review of this fine thriller and love story is at http://moviessansfrontiers.blogspot.in/2013/08/148-argentinan-director-juan-jose.html
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