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13 August 2009 (Argentina) See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Juan José Campanella 
Writing credits
Eduardo Sacheri (writer) &
Juan José Campanella (writer)

Eduardo Sacheri (novel "La pregunta de sus ojos")

Produced by
Daniela Alvarado .... delegate producer
Mariela Besuievsky .... producer
Juan José Campanella .... producer
Gerardo Herrero .... executive producer
Guillermo Imsteyf .... assistant producer
Axel Kuschevatzky .... associate producer
Vanessa Ragone .... executive producer
Carolina Urbieta .... producer
Original Music by
Federico Jusid 
Emilio Kauderer 
Cinematography by
Félix Monti 
Film Editing by
Juan José Campanella 
Casting by
Walter Rippell 
Art Direction by
Marcelo Pont Vergés  (as Marcelo Pont)
Costume Design by
Cecilia Monti 
Makeup Department
Javier Alfonso .... assistant hair stylist
Mariela Andújar .... assistant makeup artist
María Paz Antonino .... assistant makeup artist
Esther Barbini .... assistant hair stylist
Fernanda Cacivio .... assistant makeup artist
Mirta Castillo .... assistant hair stylist
Gabriela d'Agostino .... assistant makeup artist
Osvaldo Esperón .... hair stylist
Araceli Farace .... assistant hair stylist
Mora Guazzone .... assistant makeup artist
Lucía Marachi Levy .... assistant makeup artist (as Lucía Marachli Levy)
Eduardo Poli .... assistant makeup artist
Norberto Poli .... assistant hair stylist
Lucila Robirosa .... makeup artist
Oscar Rodríguez .... assistant hair stylist
Cecilia Smith .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Muriel Cabeza .... production manager
Federico Noejovich .... location production manager
Federico Posternak .... line producer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernando Alcalde .... assistant director
Marisol Freites .... first assistant director
Glenda Heevel .... second assistant director
Juan Pablo Esquivel .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Milagros Hormazábal .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Lucas Amado .... key scenic
Martín Batres .... graphic designer
Florencia Bembyh .... poster designer (as Florencia Bembihy)
Juan Cavia .... set designer
Florencia Colombatti .... art coordinator
Cristian Fernandez .... painter
Ariel Frias .... assistant property master
Juan Giribaldi .... assistant art director
Laura Guaragna .... set dresser
Cecilia Jacquemin .... props
Augusto Latorraca .... assistant property master
Andrea Soledad San Martín .... graphic designer
Jorge Sesán .... property master
Sol Soto .... painter
Sebastián Osvaldo Vaina .... graphic designer
Mariano Vera .... poster designer
Sound Department
Alejandro Bechen de Loredo .... foley editor
José Caldararo .... foley artist
Vicente D'Elia .... foley artist
Bechen de Loredo .... foley editor
Leandro de Loredo .... adr recordist
Leandro de Loredo .... foley recordist
José Luis Díaz .... sound (as José Luis Díaz Ouzande)
Sergio Fernández .... dialogue recording
Carlos Garrido .... sound re-recording mixer
Diego Garrido .... mixer assistant
Esteban Golubicki .... foley recordist
Gonzalo Matijas .... sound effects editor
Santiago Morone .... boom operator
Rubén Piputto .... sound recordist
Boris Piñero .... boom operator (as Boris Piñeiro)
James A. Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jaume Puig)
Cecilia Rivero .... dialogue editor
Francisco Rizzi .... foley artist
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby engineer
Special Effects by
Mariela Aracena .... special effects makeup
Federico Cueva .... special effects supervisor
Cecilia Larrea .... special effects makeup
Mauricio Leon .... special effects makeup
Carlos Marquez .... special effects assistant
Alex Mathews .... special effects makeup
Silvana Vega .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Flavio Bianchi .... matchmove artist
Hernán Bressan .... digital compositor: digital matte painter: rotoscope artist and rotoscope supervisor
Pablo José Fuertes .... additional visual effects
Marcelo G. García .... visual effects producer
Romina Lareu .... additional visual effects coordinator: Malditomaus
Ignacio López Larsen .... visual effects artist
Martin López Funes .... additional visual effects
Carlos Marquez .... 3D assistant
Matias Ezequiel Mastrogiano .... visual effects artist
Horacio Mendoza .... visual effects artist
Juan Olivares .... digital compositor
Pablo Palomeque .... additional matte painter
Roberto J. Sanchez .... visual effects artist
Mauro F. Serei .... animator
Ariel Hernán Sotomayor .... visual effects artist
Ignacio Suárez Rubio .... visual effects artist
Rodrigo Tomasso .... lead compositor (as Rodrigo S. Tomasso)
Rodrigo Tomasso .... visual effects supervisor (as Rodrigo S. Tomasso)
Ezequiel Villanueva .... digital compositor
Marcelo Santiago Yañes .... visual effects artist
Federico Cueva .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
María Antolini .... still photographer
Manuel Bullrich .... assistant director of photography
Miguel Caram .... cameraman
Guillermo Duckevich .... assistant camera (as Guillermo Dudkevich)
Roberto Escalante .... genny operator
Juan Fernández .... grip
Marcos Hastrup .... second assistant camera
Daniel Hermo .... gaffer
Daniel Hermo .... grip
María Fernanda Mallo .... second unit: second assistant camera
Jaime Muschietti .... electrician (as Jaime Alberto Muschietti)
Matías Nicolás .... first assistant camera
Frederico Rivares .... second unit: camera (as Federico Rivarés)
Cristian Rodríguez .... grip assistant
Santiago Salvini .... second unit: first assistant camera
Xoana Tessandori .... second unit: second assistant camera
Animation Department
Hernán Bressan .... model designer: animator
Casting Department
Sebastián Mogordoy .... casting assistant
Ileana Rippel .... casting assistant (as Ileana Ripell)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Magdalena Barragán .... costume trainee (as Lucía Magdalena Barragán)
Natalia Cabarga .... costume trainee
Sol Muñiz .... second assistant costume designer
Soledad Muñiz .... costume assistant
María Navarro .... seamstress
Luciana Olmedo-Wehitt .... wardrobe assistant
Natalia Rocca .... first assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Francisco Freixa .... assistant editor (as Francisco Freixá)
Javier Marchetti .... post-production coordinator
Miguel P. Gilaberte .... digital intermediate colorist
Jorge Russo .... color consultant
Music Department
Vladislav Boyadjiev .... music scoring engineer
Gustavo Gini .... orchestrator
Federico Jusid .... musician: piano
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer
Sebastián Kauderer .... composer: additional music
Sebastián Kauderer .... musical arrangements
Sebastián Kauderer .... musician: piano
Sebastián Kauderer .... orchestrator
Anele Onyekwere .... music editor
Anele Onyekwere .... music mixer
Anele Onyekwere .... music producer
Marston Smith .... musician: cello
María Ulled .... music executive producer
Other crew
Florence Alexandre .... press attaché: France
Winnie Baert .... production coordinator
Emilie Barat-Chart .... french adaptation: original version with subtitles
Martiniano Cardoso .... making-of
Carolina Castro .... production secretary
Cristian Catania .... production assistant
Ignacio Di Bitonto .... production assistant (as Nacho Di Bitonto)
Pablo Dávila .... graphic designer
Alexandra Faussier .... press attaché: France
Fanny Garancher .... press attaché: France
María Guisado .... publicist: Spain
Diego Igartua .... location assistant
Guillermo Imsteyf .... production coordinator
David Magdael .... publicist
Judith V. Malamud .... legal advisor
Carmen Martínez Rebé .... production coordinator
Lina Montello .... production secretary
Curro Muñoz .... end titles
Curro Muñoz .... ending credits
Federico Noejovich .... location scout
Valeria Pivato .... script supervisor
Tati Rojas .... production assistant
Rocío Solano .... press: Spain
Trini Solano .... press: Spain
Genaro Spadari .... location trainee
Carolina Urbieta .... production coordinator
Daniela Yawien .... location assistant
Aída Bortnik .... special thanks
Silvio Cheli .... thanks
Ricardo Freixa .... special thanks
Félix Monti .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El secreto de sus ojos" - Argentina (original title)
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Rated R for a rape scene, violent images, some graphic nudity and language
129 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta) | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | France:U | Germany:12 (bw) | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:16 | Japan:PG12 | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | Spain:7 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Taiwan:R-18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45946)

Did You Know?

In 2010 it became the second Argentine film to win an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The previous one was The Official Story (1985).See more »
Revealing mistakes: We are to believe that Benjamin pulls on Irene's blouse, and pops off several buttons, but he didn't touch it, he missed. You can hear some buttons hit the ground, but none were actually missing from her shirt until the next shot.See more »
[first lines]
[English subtitles]
Benjamín Esposito:[voiceover] On June 21st, 1974, Ricardo Morales had breakfast with Liliana Coloto for the last time. For the rest of his life he'd remember every single detail of that morning. Planning their first vacation... Drinking tea with lemon for his nagging cough... with his usual lump and a half of sugar. The fresh berry jam he'd never taste again. The flowers printed on her nightgown... and especially, her smile. That smile like the sunrise... blending in with the sunlight on her left cheek...
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369 out of 404 people found the following review useful.
Speaking Eyes, 19 August 2009
Author: billion_mucks from Boston

"El Secreto de sus Ojos" hit me with unspeakable strength. I didn't expect to like it so much, so I owe a review to those in analysis measures before seeing it or those interested in some opinion.

First off, Campanella works with flawless effort all of the technical aspects of the film. It even starts with a double exposure effect, mixed with some sad shots of a beautiful Buenos Aires that hints the spectacle ahead of us. One shot especially, from a chopper in a soccer field edited with a crane shot is breathtaking. Nothing to envy from Hollywood upper class.

But the main strength of the movie comes from the powerful narrative dominion Director Campanella has over characters, spaces and silences. Many moments are coldly tense, scary and very, very intense. This crossover from genres by Campanella couldn't have been better. Crime stories often fall in common places, this one relies on the fragile psychological state of the audience to draw all of it's intense dialog, acting and scenes.

I cannot stop recommending it, Argentina can open it's market with movies such as this. It has many, many memorable moments, it interwines comedy perfectly and it is doubtful you will instantly forget it, as it is so well constructed. See it if you can!

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