The Secret in Their Eyes

Synopsis: In 1999, retired Argentinian federal justice agent Benjamín Espósito is writing a novel, using an old closed case as the source material. That case is the brutal rape and murder of Liliana Coloto. In addition to seeing the extreme grief of the victim's husband Ricardo Morales, Benjamín, his assistant Pablo Sandoval, and newly hired department chief Irene Menéndez-Hastings were personally affected by the case as Benjamín and Pablo tracked the killer, hence the reason why the unsatisfactory ending to the case has always bothered him. Despite the department already having two other suspects, Benjamín and Pablo ultimately were certain that a man named Isidoro Gómez is the real killer. Although he is aware that historical accuracy is not paramount for the novel, the process of revisiting the case is more an issue of closure for him. He tries to speak to the key players in the case, most specifically Irene, who still works in the justice department and who he has always been attracted to but
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-but they say its rape-murder

-secretary 18th!

-good morning

-good morning

-miss secretary

Did a saint die?


-well, because angels are wearing black

-ah, no, its a trick we angels use

to look 3 kilos slimmer

bring the things on the Chavez case

we have to start with them

-of course

-you are such a tender kid


-why? A chick comes and you already

have a sentence for her?

-thing is... I may look like a frog

but I'm really a charming prince

-Mr Esposito


-they say that Dr Romano said

this case is for us

-Dr Romano? Tell him that

General Esposito is going to kick his ass


-where are you going, a**hole?

she comes, and i'm a blank

-forme is easier, Benja

i'm not in love

-me either, jerk

go on

-what i say is, you took the files

and put them right there

not too complicated

-Che, Romano, what did you

say to 25th? its yours

-we agreed to make on you

one us, whats the deal?

-a robbery, not a murderer, cheater

one and one if its the same

-what can i do? ask him to

Dr Fortuna Lacalle

-im asking for a solution

not 2 problems

-excuse me, my dear

why a problem?

-no, Dr. i meant, it would be childish

to bother you with this

its something we can solve

by ourselves

-by the agreement, the case is yours

and hurry up with it..

..or instead of a murder scene

you'll find a funeral

-how are you, Baez?

-here i am and you

-tired of being so happy

-i can see the joy in your face

-like a dog with two tails

if there's one thing i love...

it's that the a**hole Doctor

sends me to see a dead woman

-watch out, there are thousands of a**holes

like the easy a**hole, never bothers

he knows he's an a**hole

never f*** with anyone

-how are you inspector?

-hah, talking about you

-and we have the a**hole

that think he's a genius

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Eduardo Sacheri

Eduardo Sacheri (Castelar, 1967) is an Argentine writer and professor of History, graduated in the National University of Luján. He is best known for his novel La pregunta de sus ojos which became the basis for the Oscar-winning film El secreto de sus ojos and its American remake. Sacheri co-wrote the film's script in collaboration with its director Juan Jose Campanella. Sacheri and Campanella were also the screenwriters of the animation film Underdogs. He also published a number of short stories, such as Esperándolo a Tito y otros cuentos de fútbol and Lo raro empezó después. In 2016, Sacheri won the Premio Alfaguara for his novel La noche de la usina. more…

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