To keep himself busy, Chaparro, a retired court clerk, sets out to write a novel about a case he worked on in the 60s and 70s and that has haunted him ever since.
A newly married young woman was raped and strangled in her home. The investigation was dropped after a few months, as often happened in the turmoil Argentina was going through at
the time. But over the years new developments lead Chaparro to keep in touch with the widower, a very meticulous bank employee who never managed get over the death of the wife and whose only purpose in life is to see the murderer convicted. The intensity of that man’s love impresses Chaparro, who, after two divorces, is only beginning to experience something similar in his old age. Crime, justice, politics and revenge mingle in the lives of the characters and climax in the most unexpected ending.

Adapted by the author and director Juan José Campanella as The Secret in their Eyes, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2010

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