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The Witness

The Witness

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Mocky

Produced by Belstar Productions

Release in France : 20/09/1978


     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.

    Actors (13)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Belstar Productions

    Foreign production company :

    Produzioni Atlas Consorziate (PAC)

    Co-production :

    M. Films

    French distribution :

    Cinema International Corporation (CIC)

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    Full credits (15)

    Assistant directors :

    Tony Aboyantz, Mario Maffei, Étienne Mery

    Sound recordists :

    Roberto Alberghini, Louis Hochet, Antonio Pantano

    Director of Photography :

    Sergio D'offizi

    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

    Screenwriters :

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

    Assistant Operators :

    Enrico Lucidi, Gérald Thiaville

    Editor :

    Michel Lewin

    Assistant Editor :

    Michel Valio

    Production Designer :

    Carlo Leva

    Costume designer :

    Bruna Parmesan

    Technical details

    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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    Posters (2)