The Secret In Their Eyes

The Secret In Their Eyes

By Juan Jose Campanella

  • Genre: Juan Jose Campanella
  • Release Date: 2010-04-16
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Director: Juan Jose Campanella
  • Production Company: Canal+ España
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
7.9/10
7.9
From 1 Ratings

Description

Ricardo Darín stars as Benjamín, a former criminal court employee who wants to write a novel about an Argentine case from the 1970s where a woman was raped and murdered. He confides his intentions to a judge with whom he's been secretly smitten for years, Irene (Soledad Villamil), but she expresses reservations about the idea, for reasons that eventually become apparent. Meanwhile, flashbacks set up the central story, unfolding in 1970s Argentina. In that narrative, Argentina has fallen under the control of a military junta and a fair trial has become an increasingly uncommon event in that nation's courts. A woman is found raped and murdered while her husband was at work, and two immigrant workers are essentially forced into confessing to the crime. Benjamín then teams up with his colleague and friend, the lush Pablo Sandoval (Guillermo Francella), and the two go about identifying and tagging the perpetrator of the original crime. Subtle detail in a photograph alerts Benjamin to the possibility that a man named Gómez (Javier Godino) may have been the real culprit, but finding Gómez and obtaining conclusive evidence against him is no simple task. Moreover, as Benjamín and Pablo struggle to have the case reopened, they also find that bureaucracy and power in Argentine government have made this close to impossible.

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Reviews

  • Don't miss it

    5
    By Omar & Tamam
    One of the best movie I ever seen.
  • Excellent Mystery

    5
    By Ridgerockranch
    This film was a very good movie. Excellent plot, direction and acting.
  • Good one.

    5
    By Peace.Love.Hope
    Have to say, this is one of the best movies I have seen in a very long time. Suspenseful, complex and dark, it will leave you on the end of your seat till the credits. Enjoy.
  • Great Movie!

    5
    By Leonardo Galvez
    Those who resist to read subtitles or just want to watch movies in English do not know how much they are losing. This plot is very different from the usual hollywood plots. Amazing from the start to the end. Please get the other campanella's movie "The Son of the Bride".
  • Great flick

    5
    By moviejunkie456
    I don’t write reviews... but this film deserves kudos. Wonderful script, amazing performances, I was mesmerized. Great character development. It deserved an Oscar and then some, far more than most. Highly recommended.
  • Loved it. Wow.

    5
    By XC90Gal
    No spoilers so I'll just say amazing movie, sad, thoughtful, intense, beautiful, wrenching, devastating, hopeful. See this film.
  • Loved this movie

    5
    By CTAPPO
    Surprised me until the end. Excellent story
  • Nothing to see here

    1
    By threver
    Read amazing reviews about this film and watched with high expectations. What you will find is a plot which could have been written by a teenager, drawn out over 2 hours with melodramatic performances. It’s like the picasso of painting - full of praise but no substance.
  • REALLY GREAT MOVIE

    5
    By Sally F
    I just finished this movie and am so glad I looked for it after reading such good things about it. It captivated me entirely.
  • oh yes what a cracker

    5
    By paulo647
    what a cracker of a film, a bit poor in terms of continuity and make up etc. but the story and acting were great!

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