The Secret In Their Eyes

The Secret In Their Eyes
The Secret In Their Eyes
  • R
  • 2h 9m
  • 2009
Certified Fresh91%
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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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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh91%
Critics Consensus: Unpredictable and rich with symbolism, this Argentinian murder mystery lives up to its Oscar with an engrossing plot, Juan Jose Campanella's assured direction, and mesmerizing performances from its cast.
Time Out
Keith Uhlich

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Ben Kenigsberg

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Dave Calhoun

It's a film of enormous pretension and not enough reward.

June 22, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore

Romantic obsession at its two extremes is explored with sympathy and intelligence in the thriller...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:August 13, 2009
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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