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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009/2010)
Also Known As: El secreto de sus ojos
Opened: 04/16/2010 Limited
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Trailer: Click here to view at Apple Trailers
Genre: Argentine Crime Drama
Rated: R for a rape scene, violent images, some graphic nudity and language
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.
Former Buenos Aires state court criminal investigator Benjamin Esposito (popular Argentinean actor Ricardo Darin) is recently retired, but he is not at peace. A twenty-five year -year old case and lost opportunities still haunt his memories and his life. He decides to write a novel about the case, which altered the course of his life in the hopes of finding closure after years of uncertainty.
Alternating between past and present, THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES tells the story of a 1974 brutal rape-murder of a beautiful twenty-three year old woman and Esposito's attempt to solve the case. In the course of the investigation Esposito is struck by the victim's husband, Ricardo Morales (Pablo Rago), a young bank employee whose singular love and devotion for his wife only puts into question Esposito's own obsession with his newly appointed superior Irene (Soledad Villamil), a beautiful and upper-class sophisticate with a law degree from Cornell.
Esposito and his quirky partner Sandoval (Argentina's renowned comic Guillermo Francella) - whom he must often rescue from drunken escapades - identify and track down their suspect, Gomez (Javier Godino), and with the help of Irene secure his confession. But just as the case seems to be over and Esposito is on the verge of revealing his feelings for Irene, his life begins to unravel. In Esposito's moral and zealous pursuit of his target, he makes enemies, and puts his life at risk just as Gomez is prematurely released from jail and becomes an agent of Argentina's repressive secret police. Fearing for his safety, Esposito must quickly leave Buenos Aires, leaving Irene behind without being able to profess his love for her.
In the course of writing his novel, Esposito re-enters the long forgotten case and Irene's life, attempting to uncover the fate of the killer and the victim's husband. Only then, will he be able to complete his story and have a new chance at fulfilling his life.