The Secret in Their Eyes (Spanish: El secreto de sus ojos) is a 2009 Argentine-Spanish crime drama film directed, co-written, produced and edited by Juan José Campanella, based on the novel La pregunta de sus ojos ("The Question in Their Eyes") by Eduardo Sacheri, who also co-wrote the screenplay. The film is a joint production of Argentine and Spanish companies.
Using a nonlinear narrative, the film depicts a judiciary employee and a judge in 1974 played by Ricardo Darín and Soledad Villamil, as they investigate a rape and murder case that turns into an obsession for all the people involved, while also following the characters 25 years later reminiscing over the case and unearthing the buried romance between them.
It was the recipient of awards in both Hollywood and Spain, notably the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards, making Argentina, with 1985's The Official Story, the first country in Latin America to win it twice. Three weeks before, it had received the Spanish equivalent with the Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film. As of 2010, it was the second highest-grossing film in Argentine history, only surpassed by Leonardo Favio's 1975 classic Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf.
It was later in a 2016 poll of international critics which was assembling BBC's 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century voted it one of the 100 greatest motion pictures since 2000.