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The Secret in Their Eyes
The Secret in Their Eyes
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/10
5,080 Ratings

THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES

El secreto de sus ojos

Directed by Juan José Campanella
Argentina, Spain, 2009
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis

Hoping to put to rest years of unease concerning a past case, retired criminal investigator Benjamín begins writing a novel based on the unsolved mystery of a newlywed’s rape and murder. With the help of a former colleague, judge Irene, he attempts to make sense of the past.

Synopsis

Hoping to put to rest years of unease concerning a past case, retired criminal investigator Benjamín begins writing a novel based on the unsolved mystery of a newlywed’s rape and murder. With the help of a former colleague, judge Irene, he attempts to make sense of the past.

Our take

At once a love story, a revenge epic, and a mystery of political intrigue, this excellent thriller from Argentina won 2009’s Best Foreign Film Academy Award® (in a crowded year!) and has become one of Latin American cinema’s most popular exports.