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The Witness

The Witness

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Mocky

Produced by Tesson SA

Release in France : 20/09/1978

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Actors (13)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Tesson SA

Foreign production company :

Produzioni Atlas Consorziate (PAC)

Associate producer :

Belstar Productions

French distribution :

Cinema International Corporation (CIC)

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

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 Antonio (Alberto Sordi) is an Italian art-restorer working at a cathedral in France. An old friend of his, Robert (Philippe Noiret), lives there. Robert is a banker who has married into money. A sexually adventurous young woman approaches Antonio, but he resists getting involved with her. When it is found that she was raped and murdered in a derelict house once inhabited by Robert's mother, Antonio is disturbed, for he recalls having seen his friend leaving the house at about the time of the murder. Meanwhile, the suspicions of the police have become centered on the two of them.

Full credits (15)

Assistant directors :

Tony Aboyantz, Mario Maffei, Étienne Mery

Screenwriters :

Sergio Amidei, Augusto Caminito, Jacques Dreux, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Rodolfo Sonego, Alberto Sordi

Sound recordists :

Roberto Alberghini, Louis Hochet, Antonio Pantano

Production managers :

Henri Baum, Teodoro Corra

Sound Editor :

Marco Cavé

Continuity supervisor :

Claudia Florio

Music Composer :

Piero Piccioni

Location Manager :

Jean Pieuchot

Producers :

Jean-Pierre Mocky, Jacques Dorfmann

Director of Photography :

Sergio D'offizi

Assistant Operators :

Enrico Lucidi, Gérald Thiaville

Editor :

Michel Lewin

Assistant Editor :

Michel Valio

Production Designer :

Carlo Leva

Costume designer :

Bruna Parmesan

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Feature film

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Murder, Sexuality

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Coproducer countries :

France, Italy

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Italy)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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