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Witness in the City

Witness in the City

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Witness in the City

A wealthy industrialist murders his lover, throwing her from a train to look like suicide. Her husband, Ancelin (Lino Ventura, The Valachi Papers) seeks revenge but his endeavours leave a witness putting him in a cat-and-mouse game, thrillingly shot on the streets of Paris. This early work from Édouard Molinaro (La cage aux folles) adapts the novel by celebrated writers Boileau and Narcejac (Vertigo, Les diaboliques) with minimal dialogue and wrings every ounce of tension from the narrative, focusing on evocative shadows and Parisian nightlife shot by Henri Decae (Le Samourai). 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 2K restoration by Gaumont
  • Uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Introduction by critic Tony Rayns (17 mins)
  • Interview with Philippe Durant, biographer of Lino Ventura, who speaks about the film and the iconic actor (11 mins)
  • French noir - critic and author Ginette Vincendeau provides an overview of noir in France during the 1950s and Witness in the City’s place within it (22 mins)
  • Optional English subtitles

Cert: 15
Format: Blu-ray
Region: B
RAD034BD
EAN: 5060974680627
Release date: 23/09/23

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