The Invisible Witness

From The Distrib Films Collection

Directed by Stefano Mordini

102 minutes / Color
Italian / English subtitles
Release: 2022
Copyright: 2019

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“When I woke up, the nightmare began.” So begins the account of Adriano Doria (Riccardo Scamarcio), a wealthy Italian entrepreneur, describing the murky events of the worst night of his life, when he discovers himself in a resort hotel room with a nasty cut on his forehead and the lifeless body of his mistress, Laura (Miriam Leone), lying on the floor amidst a pile of scattered banknotes. Though he protests his innocence, Adriano is the obvious prime suspect. With just hours to go before his arrest, he arranges a meeting with Virginia Ferrara (Maria Paiato), a notoriously tough attorney who has never lost a case.

Largely told in flashback, this noirish thriller from director Stefano Mordini recreates the days of intrigue that lead up to that terrible night as guilt-ridden Adriano, still in love with his wife, tries to break off the affair with Laura while on a clandestine trip—until fate intervenes and forever alters their lives. The characters’ motivations begin to blur until no one is quite who they first seemed, leading to a pulse-pounding conclusion that will leave audiences guessing until the final shot.

“Fun to watch.” —Chicago Reader

“A film noir ambience where nothing is as it seems.” —Film Jabber

“Lovers of Shakespeare and all who seek a good whodunit will likely love The Invisible Witness.” —Picture This Post

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A film by Stefano Mordini
Starring Riccardo Scamarcio and Miriam Leone

Select Accolades

  • 2019 Seattle International Film Festival
  • 2019 Leiden International Film Festival
  • 2019 Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival


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