El secreto de sus ojos

The secret in their eyes
Juan José Campanella
Argentina, Spain
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Eduardo Sacheri, Juan José Campanella
Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago
Tornasol Films, Haddock Films, 100 Bares


In 1999, retired Argentinian federal justice agent Benjamín Espósito is writing a novel, using an old closed case as the source material. That case is the brutal rape and murder of Liliana Coloto. In addition to seeing the extreme grief of the victim's husband Ricardo Morales, Benjamín, his assistant Pablo Sandoval, and newly hired department chief Irene Menéndez-Hastings were personally affected by the case as Benjamín and Pablo tracked the killer, hence the reason why the unsatisfactory ending to the case has always bothered him. Despite the department already having two other suspects, Benjamín and Pablo ultimately were certain that a man named Isidoro Gómez is the real killer. Although he is aware that historical accuracy is not paramount for the novel, the process of revisiting the case is more an issue of closure for him.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Oscar 2010
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Goyas Awards 2010
Best Spanish Language Foreign Film (Mejor Película Hispanoamericana) and best New Actress (Mejor Actriz Revelación) Soledad Villamil


Spain (25 of September 2009)