When I reviewed Argentina’s The Secret in Their Eyes back in November, I had no idea the film would go on to win the Oscar for best foreign language film, but there it is.
It tells the story of Benjamin Esposito (Ricardo Darin who is terrific), a retired criminal court investigator who uses an unsolved murder from his past as raw material for a novel he’s struggling to write. When he reaches out to his old superior who is also his ex-lover for help, old wounds both romantic and professional are reopened.
Can he finally solve the case that has haunted him for 25 years and also get the girl or is the past better left buried?
Juan Jose Campanella’s The Secret in Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos) opens April 16th.