Lavazza Italian Film Festival
Palace Nova Eastend
The Invisible Witness
Businessman Adriano Doria (Riccardo Scamarcio) seems to have it all; he’s a wealthy CEO of an internationally successful tech company who has just been crowned Entrepreneur of the Year, a loyal wife and child as well as a mistress on the side. When a series of sliding door decisions place him in dire situations his whole world seems to come crashing down. While he is away on a romantic getaway in the mountains with his mistress Laura (Miriam Leone) the occurrence of a fatal car crash where a young man dies starts a string of events they try to cover up.With the twist of fate chance where the father (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) of the victim finds Laura on the side of the road with her broken down car the storyline takes you on the parent’s quest to find justice for their son. Being their only child, you feel the parent’s desperation of finding out the truth.
The film is set in a series of flashbacks starting with Adriano waking up in a hotel room to find his lover Laura dead. He has been accused of her murder and hires criminal defence lawyer Virginia Ferrara (Maria Paiato) who has never lost a case and wasn’t about to before her imminent retirement. Adriano protests his innocence but Virginia is always one step ahead of him when his description of events doesn’t match up with the evidence. While Adriano has the connections and financial means to alter the course of events allowing him to change the way the evidence is perceived Virginia demands he tell her the truth if he wants her to help with his acquittal.
While the film takes you on twists and turns full of suspense it’s not a “Who done it?” but more of a “Did he do it?” The Invisible Witness is a thriller that keeps you intrigued while you wrestle with your conscious on whether you like or loath Adriano.