Isabella Biedenharn
November 18, 2015 AT 02:14 PM EST

If you’re ever on trial, you’d better hope the D.A. isn’t anything like the fierce, penetrating woman Nicole Kidman plays in the forthcoming film Secret in Their Eyes.

In the clip above, first posted by Vanity Fair, Kidman’s Claire and her investigator Ray, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, are being pressured to release a suspect — but Claire isn’t going to let him off easily. What starts as a typical good cop/bad cop routine quickly evolves into something more tense. Soon, she’s probed deep into the suspect’s psyche with careful but cutting words, until it’s unlikely he’ll walk away without some emotional scarring.

Secret in Their Eyes, which also stars Julia Roberts, opens on Nov. 20.


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