Fifth about The Seventh

The Invisible Witness (Il Testimone Invisibile)

The Invisible Witness: Stefano Mordini’s game of smoke and mirrors is so elaborate as it takes the idea of an unreliable narrator to new heights that, at the end of the day, it’s hard to be convinced it all made sense. That’s not to say that, moment to moment, the film is not engrossing. The main character is never sympathetic, and some of his traits sold early on are hard to swallow; Riccardo Scamarcio’s stone-faced performance, in fact, works well for the character and situation. Miriam Leone gives a good performance as the victim, getting a more layered character. Fabrizio Bentivoglio and Maria Paiato are equally fine. The film is well-polished but unremarkable, with cinematographer Luigi Martinucci capturing well the locations and editor Massimo Fiocchi navigating the comings and goings effectively. Musical composer Fabio Barovero’s work is an example of clichéd genre work.

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  1. Pingback: The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo) | Fifth about The Seventh

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