Movie Review - 'The Secrets In Their Eyes' - 'Secrets' And Lies Drive An Oscar-Worthy Thriller Juan Jose Campanella's The Secret in Their Eyes, took the foreign-film trophy for a story about a retired investigator who sets out to solve -- and write a book about -- the rape and murder case that stymied him 25 years ago.
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'Secrets' And Lies Drive An Oscar-Worthy Thriller

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MICHELE NORRIS, Host:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Michele Norris.

ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:

The Argentine thriller, "The Secrets in their Eyes," took the prize for Best Foreign Language Film, beating out the favorites, "The White Ribbon" and "A Prophet." Bob Mondello says "The Secret in Their Eyes" is a murder mystery with a political twist.

BOB MONDELLO: He's here to chat about a novel he's writing, and when he tells her what it's about, it stops her cold.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "THE SECRETS IN THEIR EYES")

RICARDO DARIN: (Benjamin Esposito) (Speaking foreign language).

MONDELLO: The Morales case. Ben's investigation in the mid-1970s of a brutal rape and murder led both him and Irene, who was then his boss, down dark judicial alleyways that got darker and more dangerous the further they went: in flashbacks, trumped-up charges, forced confessions, political interference and a killer still on the loose until Ben tracked him one day to a soccer stadium.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "THE SECRETS IN THEIR EYES")

(SOUNDBITE OF SOCCER GAME)

MONDELLO: I'm Bob Mondello.

SIEGEL: And at npr.org, you can hear my conversation with director Juan Jose Campanella about the making of the film.

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