Argentinean Movie “The Secret in Their Eyes” Nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscar

A big congrats to Juan José Campanella, director of “The Secret in Their Eyes” (El secreto de sus ojos) which has just been nominated for best foreign language picture for the Academy Awards.

The story, set in 1999, is told in flashback form: in June 1974 a federal justice agent, Benjamín Espósito, becomes spellbound by and subsequently entangled in the investigation of the crime of a young woman, brutally raped and murdered inside her house in a Buenos Aires neighbourhood. The backdrop of the story is the beginning of the violent military dictatorship that rocked Argentina from 1976 to 1983. In addition to the suspenseful plot, the movie is very beautifully shot. This 5 minute shot (with no cuts, at least ones that I can see) in which the camera flies into a soccer stadium, becomes hand-held during a chase sequence and then somehow hovers in mid-air, is incredible:

The budget was around 2 million Euros or 3.5 million dollars (could Hollywood do something like this for even five times that?) and was produced by Haddock Films, co-produced with the Spanish company Tornasol y 100 Bares Producciones, which is Campanella´s company.

Here´s to wishing the movie the best of luck!

For more information, visit the official website:  www.elsecretodesusojos.com

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