When Hollywood isn’t busy rehashing new versions of its own films it harvests the best of world cinema and applies the same dull formula. The excellent 2009 Argentinian thriller El Secreto de Sus Ojos receives its sprinkle of Tinseltown stardust – in the form of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts – and remarkably it comes out the other side as a half decent thriller.
If you come into this having not seen Juan José Campanella’s original, good because they are very different animals and The Secret in Their Eyes (2015) is a very good thriller in its own right.
Ejiofor plays a former FBI agent haunted by the unresolved murder of a colleague’s teenage daughter a decade earlier who returns to explore new leads that might finally bring the killer to justice.
Film of the day: The Secret in Their Eyes – Tuesday 11.05pm on Sky Cinema Hits.