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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Ricardo Darìn
Soledad Villamil
Pablo Rago
Directors
Juan José Campanella
Screenwriters
Juan José Campanella
Running Time
129 minutes

The Secret In Their Eyes
Argentinian Oscar-winner delivers in spades


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The Secret In Their Eyes

Plot
Argentina. Retired lawyer Benjamin Esposito (Darìn) visits his old colleague Irene Hastings (Villamil) with a manuscript he has written about ‘the Morales case’, a 1974 rape/murder which has had repercussions ever since. Talking through the mystery, Esposito reveals what he has found out, but also his own long-suppressed feelings.


Verdict
Humane and harrowing, highly recommended. This one will stay with you.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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