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The Secret in Their Eyes

Issue No. 2215

Set in 1999, this Argentinian film is told in flashback form.

In June 1974 a federal justice agent, Benjamín Espósito, investigates the murder of a young woman in Buenos Aires.

Espósito returns to an uneventful career in Buenos Aires until his retirement. Haunted by the past, he’s determined to write down his story in novel form.

The film rattles along like a well-crafted Hollywood noir. But the core of the film is its depiction of Argentina, which is presented as a country riddled with mistrust and fear—even among those whose job it is to administer its justice system.

The Secret in Their Eyes
Directed by Juan José Campanella
Film out now


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Tue 17 Aug 2010, 18:05 BST
Issue No. 2215
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