#676: 2009, Emilio Kauderer and Federico Jusid, Her Eyes

by Charlie_East_West on April 23, 2013

Mr and Mrs East-West received The Secret in Their Eyes on LoveFilm a couple of weeks ago. It is a wonderful film. By the end of the film there wasn’t a dry eye between us.

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) is a 2009 Argentinian part love story, part thriller directed by Juan José Campanella. It won Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Academy Awards and features one of the best male lead performances I have ever seen from Ricardo Darin.

The story follows retired criminal court employee Benjamín Espósito (Darin) trying to write a novel based on his previous involvement within a murder investigation in 1974. The film flits between 1974 and 2000, as the film focuses on the period of Argentina’s crime ridden “Dirty War” in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.

The film’s award winning soundtrack has also received a good deal of critical praise. The soundtrack is co-composed by Emilo Kauderer and Federico Jusid.

The show-stopper within the soundtrack is a composition that will burn into your memory if you watch the film. Without giving anything away, Her Eyes arrives at two critical junctures within the film.

Her Eyes is a short but beautiful piece of classical music. It sounds not too dissimilar to a tender Ennio Morricone composition.

Even if you have not seen the film, and if you fancy wallowing in a tired and emotional moment, this track will give you exactly what you want.

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