Foreign Film Fridays: El Secreto De Sus Ojos

TGIF!  I’m so glad the weekend is here and although we are getting another snow storm on Sunday, I always look forward to the weekend.  After all, everybody’s working for the weekend!  Remember that song? I think I’m dating myself with that one. Well, if you didn’t know, I love 80s music.

Another thing I love is watching movies at home.  My husband and I watch movies every weekend.  This is the main reason why we bought a home with a finished basement because he wanted to build a home theater.  This also fits well with our budget because we don’t have to go out and spend money watching a movie at the theaters.  We’re not really huge fans of going to theaters anyway.

We enjoy watching all types of movies but one genre that always makes the list are foreign films.  We have discovered quite a few gems via Netflix and HBOGo.

I decided to make a little series every Friday on this blog recommending one of my favorite Foreign Films. In honor of the Oscars being this Sunday,  I will start of the series with an Oscar winner that I really love (I have seen it 3 times).

El Secreto De Sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes)

This is a film from Argentina that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2010.  Argentina has been producing very good films for quite some time and this is no exception.

From Director, Juan Jose Campenella, this film is about a retired detective who is obsessed by an unsolved homicide case of a young married women 25 years ago.  In retirement he decides to write a novel about the case.  He also has a secret love that he often thinks about who is very much related to the case.  He has always regretted not pursuing her.  She soon comes back into his life and together they start gathering the pieces to help him get to the bottom of this cold case that has haunted him for 25 years.

This film is filled with tragedy, suspense, corruption, complicated love, never ending love and an ending that will make you GASP!   El Secreto de Sus Ojos is currently available via Amazon Instant Video (affiliate link). You can watch the trailer there.  I have seen it on HBOGo as well, but it is currently not available there.  However, you can add it to your list for future viewing if you’d like.  Which ever way you choose to watch this film,  it is one that you do NOT want to miss.

Enjoy the film and enjoy your weekend.



Foreign Film Fridays: El Secreto De Sus Ojos — 11 Comments

  1. I saw El Secreto de Sus Ojos…I did not expect that ending… Well towards the end I was thinking that though. My wife and I have watched a good amount of foreign films, usually Chinese or Spanish language ones since we’re Chinese (and my wife was born and raised in Central America hence the Spanish). My Spanish is okay but I still need the subtitles!
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    • Even though I know Spanish I still watch Spanish movies with the subtitles. Sometimes the accents can throw you off such as Colombian or Argentinian accents or even accents from Spain. My husband knows Spanish too but sometimes if it’s too fast he doesn’t get it. Ha! 🙂

  2. I enjoy foreign films as well from time to time. It’s been a while since I watched a really good one, I will look for this one and add it to my Netflix. Thanks you just saved me time on a slow Sunday.
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    • Our home theater is not fancy but we sure do enjoy it. My husband is still working on improving it slowly. There’s a lot that goes into it. He can talk for hours about acoustics. Ha!

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