I have a new favourite movie…The Secrets in Their Eyes. My partner and I went out for dinner and movie last night to celebrate a couple of deals he has just done. Neither of us had any idea what the film was about, we just turned up and said, let’s go to this one.
Directed by Argentinian, Juan Jose Campanella. This film is a must see “in my eyes”. The story pulls on every emotion and genre you can think of. A beautiful love story, a thriller / murder mystery, judicial cover-ups, corruption, sadness, crime, drama, loneliness and suspense.
In short, The Secrets in their eyes, is the story of Benjamin Esposito and his need to tell the story of a case that wasn’t solved 25 years ago, the brutal rape and murder of a woman name Liliana Coloto. The story is told in flash back form and keeps you in suspense throughout the film. The film is about the thin lines between passion and obsession, love and fear. I won’t ruin the story, just in case you end up going to see this film. And I highly recommend you do. Out of all of the movies I have seen this is probably the most harrowing, yet beautiful, yet disturbing movie I have seen to date.
Did I mention this movie was the winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Academy Awards…and very much deserved.