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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) More at IMDbPro »El secreto de sus ojos (original title)

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The Secret in Their Eyes -- Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamin (Ricardo Darin), decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five year old unresolved rape and murder case, which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene (Soledad Villamil), the beautiful judge and former colleague he has secretly been in love with for years, Benjamin�۪s initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks, as ..
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21 May 2010 (USA) 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 (written by) &
Juan José Campanella (written by)

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 
Cinematography by
Félix Monti 
Film Editing by
Juan José Campanella 
Casting by
Walter Rippel  (as 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
Flor Colombatti .... art coordinator (as Florencia Colombatti)
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
José Caldararo .... foley artist
Vicente D'Elia .... foley artist
Bechen de Loredo .... foley editor (as Alejandro Bechen de Loredo)
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 .... 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)
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
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 Alejo Fernandez .... grip
Juan Fernández .... grip assist
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
Federico Rivarés .... second unit: camera
Cristian Rodríguez .... grip assistant
Santiago Salvini .... second unit: first assistant camera
Leonel Pazos Scioli .... digital imaging technician
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
Location Management
Diego Igartua .... location assistant
Federico Noejovich .... location scout
Martin Rago .... location assistant (as Martín Rago)
Genaro Spadari .... location trainee
Daniela Yawien .... location assistant
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
Tony Gray .... subtitler: english
María Guisado .... publicist: Spain
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
Valeria Pivato .... script supervisor
Tati Rojas .... production assistant
Rocío Solano .... press: Spain
Trini Solano .... press: Spain
Carolina Urbieta .... production coordinator
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:MA15+ | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta) | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 (bw) | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:16 | Japan:PG12 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) | Russia:18+ | 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?

First ever Argentinian movie released on Blu-ray.See more »
Continuity: When they first find Liliana's dead body, her eyes are closed. But the next time we see her body her eyes are opened and a police officer comes and closes her eyes.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV)See more »
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143 out of 176 people found the following review useful.
A Masterpiece..., 14 March 2010
Author: somkaviraj from India

I am a big movie aficionado and watch a lot of movies. I guess you can say movies are my passion. After watching The Secret in their Eyes, though I confess I had my reservations as the movie was in a foreign language and I felt I won't be able to enjoy much as the real emotions and feelings mostly can't be conveyed in translations. Thus with such thoughts I proceeded to watch the movie.

Initially, the plot and the character build up seemed nothing out of the ordinary but then gradually as the movie progressed it held me in rapt attention.

Then it was simply impossible to let go, I was entirely swathed in this marvelous and sublime creation. The story line, the direction,the acting, editing, background music etc. simply sublime.

This is the kind of movie which mesmerizes you, captivates you and simply won't let go. The human emotions expressed and portrayed are bound to touch the viewer regardless of the region he belongs to.

This is the kind of movie which exemplifies that cinema has no boundaries and has an universal appeal. A must see for all movie aficionados and movie well deserving the Oscar.

This movie ought to go in Top 250 movies of all times and Hall of fame.

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