Saturday, July 09, 2011

El secreto de sus ojos

A murder-thriller made with great style. Benjamin Esposito, a retired lawyer, resurrects details of a murder that he had investigated 25 years ago as inspiration for a novel. It brings back memories of the brutal murder, his genius alcoholic partner, the chase for justice and his unconsumated love. For 120 mins, director Juan José Campanella captures your imagination as the intricate story is laid out (though the last scene was a copout) and outstanding camera work fills the screen - the sequence in the football stadium is one of the greatest I have seen in a long time. "The secret in their eyes", as of last year, was apparently the highest grossing movie in Argentina over 25 years.

Rating: * * *

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