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About halfway through The Secret in Their Eyes comes a marvelously strange little scene. A crime investigator (Ricardo Darín) is having no luck interrogating a rape-and-murder suspect (Javier Godino), so his supervisor, a beauty named Irene (Soledad Villamil), begins to humiliate the creep with a string of dominatrix-style insults. She seamlessly transforms herself into the emasculating harpy of his warped imagination—and you can tell he knows what she’s doing, yet he can’t keep his fury in his pants, and this power game they play is all the more disturbing because, for the brief moment before it becomes sickening, it is so very hot. Academy.
- Best paired with: Caldera Pilsner.
- Also showing: The Last Detail (Laurelhurst).