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Baldinotto da Pistoia
Alberto Sordi sees his close friend Philippe Noiret at the scene of a crime
"Le témoin" (1978), which means "The Witness", is definitely a neo-noir. This is one that critic John Grant missed. Among neo-noirs, a subset mixes comedy and crime. This picture is in that group, but although there is comedy, and it is handled so beautifully by the masterful Alberto Sordi, the story is really very biting and very dark. It gets darker as it goes along, culminating in an ending that is as noir as it can get. This is a well-done film that I'd rate 3/4 or 7.5/10, indicating its above-par quality.
Philippe Noiret and Alberto Sordi are both top notch actors. Noiret has perhaps the easier role here, as a town father who plays around with women and is becoming more and more depraved, his attention now focusing on very young girls. The town has a choir of girls, and some of them are far from innocent. Noiret is expert at staying cool and soft-soaping his friend, Sordi, who has arrived from Rome to restore the paintings in the church. A young girl from the choir poses as a model for an angel. She has designs on Noiret. Another young girl bares her breasts to Sordi because she wants to be the model. Sordi's part is the more difficult because he does almost all the comedy but then becomes very seriously involved in a criminal matter when the first girl goes missing, only to be found to have been raped and strangled. He has difficult choices to make because he has seen his friend Noiret at the crime scene. Indeed, the girl was apparently murdered in an old house owned by Noiret.
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