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The Secret in Their Eyes

Rated R 127 minutes 2009

In 1974 a jaded court investigator (Ricardo Darín of Nine Queens) is shocked out of his bureaucratic stupor by the grisly rape and murder of a lovely young bride in Buenos Aires. He and his partner (Guillermo Francella) hunt for the killer, but as the Argentinean government shifts toward dictatorship, the investigator is forced off the case and into the country's interior, only to resume his inquiry when he resurfaces in the capital nearly three decades later. Director Juan José Campanella weaves together two love stories—between the victim and her husband, and the investigator and his former boss (Soledad Villamil)—and creates some masterful set pieces; his breathless chase through a packed soccer stadium is a marvel of choreography and top-notch CGI. In Spanish with subtitles.

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Director: Juan Jose Campanella

Producer: Mariela Besuievski, Juan Jose Campanella, Gerardo Herrero and Vanessa Ragone

Cast: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino, Guillermo Francella, José Luis Gioia, Carla Quevedo, Bárbara Palladino, Rudy Romano, Mario Alarcon, Alejandro Abelenda and Sebastián Blanco


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