Saturday, September 25, 2010

El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes)

I finally got the chance to watch last years winner of best foreign film.  The Secret in Their Eyes is the story of a retired legal counselor writing a book about one of the "unresolved" cases he worked on.  The viewer is taken on a journey with him as he rediscover's everything about the case, the rape and murder of a young woman.  This isn't a who done it movie but it does have some twists and turns so I don't wanna give away too much more of the plot.  It is character driven more than plot driven, but its still very exciting.  There's a 5 minute long shot in the middle that starts off from a helicopter view of a Football(soccer) stadium and goes into the crowd to close up of the main characters and keeps going and ends up as a chase scene.   I know they had to use some sort of cgi tomfoolery for it but it was an incredibly awesome shot.  And the ending is just fantastic, had me grinning ear to ear.  I'd need to watch the White Ribbon again but I might prefer that to SiTE by a smidgen, but it deserves the oscar as much as WR does.  Go see it now! Its Argentinian if that matters.

11 comments:

  1. hrm, maybe i'll check it out :)

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  2. sounds interesting. i'll check it out later.


    man, the queue list of my to watch movies is getting longer and longer!

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  3. My instant watch queue is 475 and I could still add more. and my DVD queue is 324.

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  4. So does this movie count as thriller or mystery?

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  5. IMDB has it under Drama, Mystery and Romance. I would had thriller too but more a dramatic thriller.

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