Monday, June 21, 2010

Oscar-winning Argentina film The Secret in Their Eyes is at the Belcourt

"This is a real movie, the kind they literally don't make very much anymore." - Roger Ebert

Oscar-winning Argentina film "The Secret in Their Eyes" is playing at The Belcourt.  It's a thriller about Argentina, a 25-year-old crime, and corruption and love in the legal system.  Who's going with me?

Click here for showtimes, which are 3:30 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. today and Thursday, and 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 4 stars and said:
[T]he Oscar means your chances of seeing this film are much increased. You won't regret it. This is a real movie, the kind they literally don't make very much anymore.
The trailer is below, and the official writeup is here:
Dir. Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina, 2009, 127min, 35mm
Official Website

With THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES, Argentinean writer-director-editor Juan Jose Campanella has created a multi-layered and poignant thriller interweaving the personal lives of a state prosecution investigator and a judge, with a manhunt spanning twenty-five years. 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 he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamin’s search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last.

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