Secret in Their Eyes is a 2015 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Billy Ray and a remake of the 2009 Argentine film of the same name, both based on the novel La pregunta de sus ojos author Eduardo Sacheri. The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Dean Norris, and Michael Kelly.
The film was released by STX Entertainment on November 20, 2015. It received mixed reception from critics, who praised its performances but compared it unfavourably to the original.
In Los Angeles, FBI counter-terrorism investigator Ray Kasten (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and district attorney’s investigator Jess Cobb (Julia Roberts) go about their day in the office. Newly hired assistant DA Claire Sloan (Nicole Kidman), an attractive Harvard graduate, is gaining Ray’s attention. Jess is pushing Ray to ask Claire out, to Ray’s disapproval, since Claire recently became engaged. While Jess and Ray bicker, they receive a call about an unknown female’s body found in a dumpster near a mosque that Ray is investigating for possible terror links. Arriving on the scene, Ray takes the first look at the body and is deeply shocked to see that it is Jess’s daughter, Carolyn (Zoe Graham), raped, brutally murdered and bleached inside and out. Jess is distraught when she learns the news and breaks down. Ray vows to find the suspect and do justice.
During the investigation, Jess feels the increasing need to move away from the city. While helping Jess pack, Ray notices pictures from the police station picnic day and a young man staring at Carolyn in all the photos. After Ray finds no leads with the police officers for the identity of the young man, causing intense frustration, he begins scanning the system for a matching photo. He identifies the suspect, Marzin (Joe Cole), and his address. Ray brings Detective Bumpy Willis (Dean Norris) to help investigate.
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