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.

One comment

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: