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Mute Witness (Bilingual) [Import]
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A mute makeup artist working on a slasher film in Moscow is locked in the studio after hours. While trying to get out the building she witnesses a brutal murder as a snuff film is being made, and she must run for her life. She struggles to stay alive so she can convince authorities of what she's seen. Alec Guiness is the surprise guest star!
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I am always on the lookout for a good mystery/suspense movie, but I don't see why they (the film crew) feel it necessary to show it all so 'vividly'. It seems to me, more and more these days, that it is very difficult to find a good movie that has suspense/mystery without a lot of the visually violent scenes. I found that when I watched the movie called "Ghostwriter", (which was also a suspense/mystery movie), there was suspense in that one as well, some violence, but it did not happen throughout the show. I am quite disappointed with this and for this reason I find that what Amazon charges, is not worth my dollar. If you like movies that have scenes of violence, blood and physical abuse, then this is for you. If you are bothered by a lot of this, then for a suspense movie this is NOT for you.
A mute American film technician working on a small horror slasher in Moscow accidentally witnesses a 'snuff' movie..this of course leads to edge-of-your-seat chases that are very well filmed, and to the conspiracy behind this gruesome affair, at the centre of which reigns the greatest of them all, Sir Alec Guiness in his last film for cinema before his death (in 2000).
The plot is not flawless of course,(there are just a few, especially in the second half),but the brilliant directing and the development of the plot will more than compensate for that.
Think of Afraid of Dark (the hugely underrated and excellent Brit independant film about a nearly blind boy who also witnesses a murder), and Halloween 2 with its non stop chases down hospital corridors,and you will probably have an idea about Mute Witness. Having said that, it is still an original film (Moscow setting, 'Snuff' movies', Alec Guiness..), and not your average commercial suspense movie the genre and like of which litter the market.
Good performances by all, excellent direction,nail biting scenes, these are all good enough reasons to make Mute Witness a fresh little movie that can be watched and enjoyed again and again.
The young woman accidentally witnesses a brutal murder by two Russian men of a Russian woman. The men hear something during the killing and chase her. What ensues is much more clever than a typical woman-in-jeopardy tale. The writer-director, Anthony Waller, does a superb job of throwing in unpredictable twists and turns at every bend in the road. The resolution is excellent and getting there is a whole lot of fun. It's great to see this top-notch suspense thriller finally coming out on DVD.
Upon release, this received excellent reviews from diverse publications. Highly recommended.
This is actually a good, solid thriller with a terrific lead performance by Marina Zudina. Director Anthony Waller shows he knows something about the--dare I say it?--Hitchcockian school of terror. Let's hope he does something of this caliber again.
And watch out for that cameo by Mystery Guest Star.
Most recent customer reviews
The subject of this movie comes from an original idea! We dive into it from the start and it keeps us up till the end!Published 20 months ago by Steve
Je suis content d'avoir le sous-titre car c'est un film très rare et vieux car j'en avais déjà un en VHS sans sous-titre sauf que je comprenais la langue des... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Guillaume B-Proulx
Starts off great but slowly dissolves into a jumbled mess. Genuinely unnerving and worth watching for about an hour. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by Jason Greeno
For the better part of an hour, Mute Witness is a first-rate thriller. So good, in fact, it was quickly becoming one of my genre favorites. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2004 by Eric
I love suspense movies. This is THE BEST Suspense movie I have ever seen. If you like to be thrilled and truly "on the edge of your seat" suspense, you will love this... Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2001
i have seen this movie a thousand times and each time i watch it im still on the edge of my seat. this film is packed with suspense, murder and mystery. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2000 by "Scottie"
We all thought that Nic Cage's movie 8MM was horrible art but some did not experience the pure and raw anxiety in this film! A must have for horror film lovers!Published on June 27 2000 by Nabeel
this move was great....a great script....loaded with surprises and shocks...you'll be biting your nails fast and they'll be all gone by the time the movie is over.... Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2000 by Mark Twain
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