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Le mélodrame ou le rapt de l’Histoire. El secreto de sus ojos (Juan José Campanella, 2009)

Abstract : This text offers to analyse Juan José Campanella’s picture El secreto de sus ojos (2009) connecting it with its coherence or distance in respect to traditional codes of melodrama. The male and sometimes ironic focus on pathetic possibilities seems to present it as an inverted melodrama. The love story seems to be pushed into the background by the investigation of a criminal case in pre-dictatorial context, whereas in actual fact, the three levels of the synopsis intertwine to build the framework’s logic. Regarding the Hollywood remake of the picture will allow us to evaluate the relationship of each one with the national imaginative world, History and the concept of justice. Through this reflection, we will try to determinate how far Campanella – as Luis Puenzo, the other Argentinian Academy Award winner, did before – manages to make melodrama capture History to force the audience to think about it through the prism of sensibility.
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Bénédicte Brémard. Le mélodrame ou le rapt de l’Histoire. El secreto de sus ojos (Juan José Campanella, 2009). Savoirs en Prisme, Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur les langues et la pensée (CIRLEP), 2017, Mélodrame et tragédie. Cinéma et théâtre hispano-américains contemporains (Mexique-Argentine). ⟨halshs-01806604⟩



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