Her sister’s wedding in their home village in Spain was supposed to be unforgettable. Laura (Penélope Cruz) has come over from Argentina with her son Diego and teenage daughter Irene. The latter has the time of her life meeting her Spanish family, learning to ride a scooter and falling in love. What starts out as a romantic wedding party soon turns into a nerve-wracking kidnapping drama. Laura has to get help from family and friends, in particular her ex Paco (Javier Bardem) to get her daughter back alive. This prompts all manner of secrets to emerge that have a major impact on Irene’s fate.
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has an impressive number of prizes to his name including an Oscar for A Separation and the scriptwriting prize from Cannes for The Salesman. This prompted the iconic, Spanish-speaking acting couple Cruz and Bardem to ask him to make Todos lo saben with them. This has resulted in a compelling, brooding, realistic thriller perfectly aligned with Farhadi’s much-praised oeuvre.