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The Witness (1993)

Set in a Nazi concentration camp, The Witness shows a series of repeating set of psychological actions. A guard whose daily routine is to corral Jewish prisoners through a tunnel and into the gas chamber is watched by a Jewish little boy.

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Chris Gerolmo

Writer:

Chris Gerolmo
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Complete credited cast:
Ryan Alosio ... Lt. Hummel
Aaron Freeman Aaron Freeman ... Another Kid
Jono Gero Jono Gero ... Paperwork Soldier #2
Gregory Martin Gregory Martin ... Machine Gun Soldier #1
Gary Sinise ... Young Soldier
John Sudol John Sudol ... Machine Gun Soldier #2
Elijah Wood ... Little Boy
Tim DeZarn ... Paperwork Soldier #1 (as Tim De Zarn)
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Set in a Nazi concentration camp, The Witness shows a series of repeating set of psychological actions. A guard whose daily routine is to corral Jewish prisoners through a tunnel and into the gas chamber is watched by a Jewish little boy.

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Country:

USA

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Showtime 30-Minute Movie: The Witness See more »

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Chanticleer Films See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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When Words Are Not Necessary
16 August 2003 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the Second World War, probably in a concentration camp somewhere, Gary Sinise is a soldier who conducts Jews everyday to some place where only clothes come back, under the eyes of an young prisoner boy (Elijah Wood). This witness disturbs the soldier, driving the story to a tragic and sad end and a new beginning. Excellent short story, with a great duel between the soldier and the boy. The running time of 19 minutes is perfect for the plot. My vote is eight.


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