Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 37

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AKA: El Secreto de Sus Ojos
Directed by: Juan Jose Campanella
Starring: Ricardo Darin (Esposito), Soledad Villamil (Irene), Pablo Rago (Ricardo), Javier Godino (Isidoro), Carla Quevedo (Liliana), Guillermo Francella (Sandoval)
Country: Argentina, South American Cinema
Language: Spanish (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 02:09:12

Plot – Spoilers:
A retired Argentinian judicial officer Esposito looks back on a case from a couple decades back that he felt personally connected to – the murder of a young woman. Esposito has unresolved issues from the case and decides to revisit it by writing a book on it.

Secret in Their Eyes dwells on loss – specifically love. So you have the husband of the murder victim, and Esposito’s lost opportunity with a colleague. From an effedup pov, the latter tends to get in the way of the actual murder case, but some great scenes during the investigation make up for these sidesteps.

Genres: Detective-Mystery, Revenge, Captivity

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Alejandro
Alejandro
October 2, 2020 12:05 am

GOOD MOVIE FROM MY COUNTRY….

John pacheco
John pacheco
Reply to  Alejandro
October 3, 2020 12:28 am

Alejandro That’s good enough for me……….Argentina here i come…………..Peace

sushipotamia
sushipotamia
October 2, 2020 8:18 pm

This movie is a minor masterpiece, great choice EUM!

Heidi Attwood
Heidi Attwood
October 4, 2020 9:13 am

Not quite sure why this movie is classified effed-up but glad it is included here. I would see it as a crime/police/psychological thriller, the only possible EU aspect occurring minutes from the end. Another example of great cinema from Argentina.

Chris Ramirez
Chris Ramirez
October 4, 2020 6:48 pm

Terrific movie! A very unpredictable ending. Gracias EUM. buen trabajo!

Slendie
Slendie
October 7, 2020 11:02 pm

You know what’s strange? I’ve watched every effed movie on this site and I don’t think they’re effed up at all.

DSr. Lecter
DSr. Lecter
Reply to  Slendie
October 30, 2020 7:32 pm

Effedup, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder.

Fred Fat
Fred Fat
October 15, 2020 9:44 pm

not effed up
effing marvellous

Mick S.
Mick S.
January 15, 2021 10:36 pm

Not sure why this film is here but i am so glad it is. An incredible film

Distad
Distad
April 18, 2021 6:35 pm

I echo the thoughts below – not really an effed up movie, but it is wonderful nonetheless. I’m not particularly familiar with Argentinian cinema, but this was great and I’m sad I hadn’t heard of this before. Great story, well developed and good acting. 5 out of 5.

Lana
Lana
July 4, 2021 9:54 pm

This movie is recommended for almost all audiences. Great performances, script and direction. There are really very good Argentine films.

10/10

Pufferpunk
Pufferpunk
November 28, 2021 12:03 am

Wonderful, thanks!