a few weeks back we had a movie night and picked this argentinian film called The Secret In Their Eyes. big C had placed it in our netflix queu and couldn’t remember what compelled to pick this one. nothing else seemed interesting so we gave it a shot, not expecting anything. if we had any expectations to begin with, then all that was moot. this film is amazing. plug it into your queu, pick it up from your video store, if it’s at your local library, run out and get it. it’s that good. it’s not good, it’s AMAZING.
this is imdb’s tired summarization of the plot: a retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior – both of which still haunt him decades later. it’s a lot more complicated than that, it’s magnificent story telling leading with plot twists that seem to spiral out of control yet is centered at the same time.
if you can’t overcome the minor inconvenience of subtitles, then watch it on mute. you’ll miss out on the intricacies of the characters but your eyes will still have a visual feast. the art direction is stunning and the chemistry between the actors can not be denied.