Former Buenos Aires state court criminal investigator Benjamin Espósito (popular Argentinean actor Ricardo Darin) is recently retired, but he is not at peace. A twenty-five year -year old case and lost opportunities still haunt his memories and his life. He decides to write a novel about the case, which altered the course of his life in the hopes of finding closure after years of uncertainty.
Alternating between past and present, THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES tells the story of a 1974 brutal rape-murder of a beautiful twenty-three year old woman and Espósito’s attempt to solve the case. In the course of the investigation Espósito is struck by the victim’s husband, Ricardo Morales (Pablo
Rago), a young bank employee whose singular love and devotion for his wife only puts into question Espósito’s own obsession with his newly appointed superior Irene (Soledad
Villamil), a beautiful and upper-class sophisticate with a law degree from Cornell.
Espósito and his quirky partner Sandoval (Argentina’s renowned comic Guillermo
Francella) - whom he must often rescue from drunken escapades - identify and track down their suspect, Gomez (Javier
Godino), and with the help of Irene secure his confession. But just as the case seems to be over and Espósito is on the verge of revealing his feelings for Irene, his life begins to unravel. In Espósito’s moral and zealous pursuit of his target, he makes enemies, and puts his life at risk just as Gomez is prematurely released from jail and becomes an agent of Argentina’s repressive secret police. Fearing for his safety, Espósito must quickly leave Buenos Aires, leaving Irene behind without being able to profess his love for her.
In the course of writing his novel, Espósito re-enters the long forgotten case and Irene’s life, attempting to uncover the fate of the killer and the victim’s husband. Only then, will he be able to complete his story and have a new chance at fulfilling his life
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