The Invisible Witness


Contemporary World Cinema | 2018 | 97 minutes

Stranger Says: This is a standard thriller, true, but it’s done well. A rich Italian businessman is having an affair he wants to end. He wants to return to being a regular family man. But his gorgeous lover wants to keep the affair going. Then something bad happens, and he ends up as the suspect in his lover’s murder. Did he kill her or not? And did he also play a part in a car crash that killed a young man visiting his parents in rural Italy? The director keeps all the balls in the air until the very end of the film. Great stuff. (CHARLES MUDEDE)

SIFF Says: A locked-room mystery with a twist: A slickly successful businessman wakes up next to his dead lover and becomes the chief suspect. His defense lawyer's never lost a case, but can even she help him?


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Film Credits
Stefano Mordini
Riccardo Scamarcio, Miriam Leone, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Maria Paiato, Sara Cardinaletti
SIFF 2019