The Secret In Their Eyes: DVD Review
The Secret in Their Eyes
Released by Vendetta Home Entertainment
El secreto de sus ojos (to give it its Argentinean
title) collected the Academy Award this year for Best Foreign Language Film.
Set in 1999, Ricardo Darin (a popular Argentinean
actor) plays former investigator Benjamin Esposito who's retired but not been
able to put one case out of his mind.
25 years ago, Esposito
investigated the brutal rape and murder of a 23 year old woman - but despite
pursuing several leads, Esposito and his partner Sandoval never managed to close
One suspect emerges and the duo try
everything in their power to get him convicted - but as Esposito recalls the
case for a novel, he begins to realise that he has to reopen the case.
Not only that, but he must rediscover the feelings he
buried a long time ago for his boss Irene.
Secret In Their Eyes is a solid crime drama; gritty and involving. It also has
some wonderful character moments and the partnership between Esposito and
Sandoval has some brilliant quirky and humorous moments.
With sadness and tension throughout, it's easy to see why this
captured the Academy's heart.
The Secret In Their
Eyes will drag you in - it may take a little time to get going but once it's got
its nails into you, it won't let go.