Keswick Film Club - The Secret In Their Eyes

Sunday 31st October 5:00 PM

The Secret In Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos)

Director: Juan José Campanella Country: Argentina
Cert: 15 Year: 2009 Length: 129 mins Language: Spanish
The Secret In Their Eyes

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Score: 88.62% Attendance: 187

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Synopsis

Winner of the 2009 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Campanella's thriller is set in Buenos Aires in 1999, and centres on retired investigator Benjamin whose efforts to write a novel are frustrated when he finds himself unable to shake off his memories of a twenty-five year old unresolved rape and murder case. It highlights too the turbulent nature of Argentina in the 1970s, a period in which the country was descending into military dictatorships. Benjamin’s search for the truth will put him at the centre of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfilment.

Critics

open_quote Beautifully made and superbly written, this is an emotionally absorbing thriller with a terrific central performance from Ricardo Darin. close_quote Viewlondon


open_quote Here is a man (Campanella) who creates a complete, engrossing, lovingly-crafted film. close_quote Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-times


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