The Secret In Their Eyes
Submitted by drakeygirl on 1 April 2013 - 1:08pm
Juan José Campanella
This Argentinian film, winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2010, is a dark, violent, elegiac, tangled tale of love and loss - and it's engrossing and affecting. The story concerns Benjamín Espósito, a retired federal agent obessessed by the rape and murder of a young woman 25 years earlier. He is writing a novel about the case, and meets up with his former boss Irene Menéndez-Hastings (now a judge), stirring up emotions boxed away by time. A breathtakingly-brilliant chase scene set in a football stadium enthrals, but the quiet, silent glances and 'secrets' in people's eyes referred to in the title are just as powerful. Just as an aside, it also has some flashes of humour. Seemingly unimportant incidental scenes and odd moments of dry humour speak volumes about the relationships between the characters and provide the human connection that elevates this from clever crime thriller to a moving piece of cinema. The film is currently available online via BBC iPlayer.
Might appeal to people who enjoyed:
The Killing, The Lives Of Others