The Secret in Their Eyes / El Secreto De Sus Ojos – 2010 TWO RIVERSIDES opening film

dir: Juan José Campanella
pro: Gerardo Herrero, Mariela Besuievsky, Juan José Campanella, Tornasol Films, Haddock Films, 100 Bares

sc:  Juan José Campanella, Eduardo Sacheri

ph: Félix Monti
mus: Federico Jusid

ed: Juan José Campanella
cast Ricardo Darín, Guillermo Francella, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago
dis: Epelpo

With “The Secret in Their Eyes”, Argentinean writer-director-editor Juan Jose Campanella has created a multi-layered and poignant thriller interweaving the personal lives of a state prosecution investigator and a judge, with a manhunt spanning twenty-five years. Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamin (Ricardo Darin), decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five year old unresolved rape and murder case, which still haunts him.

Sharing his plans with Irene (Soledad Villamil), the beautiful judge and former colleague he has secretly been in love with for years, Benjamin’s initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks, as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamin’s search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last.

The Secret in Their Eyes / El Secreto De Sus Ojos
Argentina-Spain (AR-ES)
2009, color, 129 min.