The Secret In Their Eyes

Another example of a one single shot that is on a story level, this is an absolutely bravura sequence from the terrifically entertaining 2009 Best Foreign Film Oscar winner. Established by a wide “helicopter” shot of a packed football stadium, we fly into close up on our heroes in the stands, swim in and out of the crowd as they embark on their impossible search, before it morphs into an extended chase during which the subject is found, then lost, then found again, before ending up in a panting heap on the middle of the football pitch, mid-game.

The movie is directed, produced and edited by Juan José Campanella and written by Eduardo Sacheri as well as Campanella. Its story is based on Sacheri’s novel La pregunta de sus ojos (The Question in Their Eyes).

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