The Argentinian Oscar winning film, The Secret in Their Eyes, is a marvelous film, and technically has one of the greatest achievements in camera use of the past two decades.
The film won the best foreign language Oscar in 2009, and rightly so, because the film is perfection in every sense of the word. The breathtaking camera wizardry which saw a camera swoop down over a football stadium, looking for the characters involved in a chase, and then homing in on those characters and actually following them through the grounds and into the tunnels below, without breaking, is quite something to behold.
The film was edge of your seat stuff from beginning to end, it had emotion, a grim story and it demanded the viewer get involved. If you hadn’t guessed by now, I loved it, and have been wary of this remake.
Surprisingly the first trailer has now been released, and it actually looks really good.
I don’t know why the word “The” has been removed from the title, and changing the victim from a raped and murdered wife to Julia Roberts’ daughter is a smart to avoid a like for like remake. The cast is highly impressive, and I hate to admit this, but I’m looking forward to this remake (can’t believe I just said that!).
Check out the trailer for yourself below.
Secret in Their Eyes arrives in UK cinemas on 4th March 2016.
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games), and produced by Academy Award® winner Mark Johnson (Rain Man, “Breaking Bad”), Secret In Their Eyes is an intense, powerful, haunting thriller starring Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Academy Award® winners Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts.
A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators – Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman) – is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered.
Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain can permanently resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to his team. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul.
Interweaving past and present, this deeply layered mystery explores the murky boundaries between justice and revenge, and asks the question: how far would you go to right an unfathomable wrong?