The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
El Secreto de Sus Ojos
As I have completely missed all the Oscar frenzy this year, I came across this film by coincidence while surfing for new DVD releases on Flixster.com.....and it was one of the finest film finds I have ever made there.
IMDB summary: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
This Argentinian drama, which won the Oscar for best foreign film, has an amazing blend of drama, mystery and romance and the way this story unravels is nothing less than brilliant.
It keeps you on your toes in guessing the outcome and still leaves you stunned at the end.
What also really fascinates me is how it manages to display so much warmth and humour in its dialogues while the tragedy always lurks in the background.
Great acting and a big WOW for the love story!
A movie that makes you think and most importantly, FEEL.
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Enjoy and please do let me know your thoughts!