Sony Classics acquires 'Secret of her Eyes'

Argentina's bid for the foreign-language Oscar

MADRID -- Sony Classics has acquired U.S. and Canada rights to Oscar-winning director Juan Jose Campanella's "The Secret of her Eyes," starring Ricardo Darin.

"Secret," Argentina's bid for the foreign-language Oscar, has broken boxoffice records in Argentina, where more than 2.3 million tickets have been sold. In Spain, the romantic thriller has earned some €4.5 million ($6.8 million) since its release Sept. 25.

Soledad Villamil stars opposite Darin in the Spanish-Argentine film produced by Tornasol, Haddock Films and 100 Bares. International rights are handled by Latido.

The film tells of a recently retired detective who revisits an unsolved crime from his career only to find how it has intertwined with his own life.