The Perfect Witness

Overview

Inspired by the satirical black comedy Man Bites Dog, emerging film director Thomas C. Dunn's feature debut tells the tale of a young documentary filmmaker who inadvertently captures a murder on camera, and unwisely attempts to blackmail the murderer into becoming the subject of his latest film. Mickey (Wes Bentley) is an aspiring filmmaker who seems to lack a certain sense of inspiration - that is, until he captures elusive serial killer James Lemac (Mark Borkowski) on camera doing what he does best. Realizing ...
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Overview

Inspired by the satirical black comedy Man Bites Dog, emerging film director Thomas C. Dunn's feature debut tells the tale of a young documentary filmmaker who inadvertently captures a murder on camera, and unwisely attempts to blackmail the murderer into becoming the subject of his latest film. Mickey (Wes Bentley) is an aspiring filmmaker who seems to lack a certain sense of inspiration - that is, until he captures elusive serial killer James Lemac (Mark Borkowski) on camera doing what he does best. Realizing the remarkable value of this gruesome footage, Mickey approaches the madman with an offer of creating the ultimate reality show. Should James agree to become part of the project the pair will no doubt become famous, but should he refuse Mickey will immediately hand the footage over to the police. Left with precious little choice other than to play along in Mickey's twisted little game, a reluctant James agrees to grant the filmmaker total access to his grisly excursions. But as the filmmaker and his subject set out to make movie history, the lines of power gradually begin to blur, at times giving James the upper hand. Now, as the psychological game of cat and mouse winds to it's shocking conclusion, Mickey will be forced to confront the darkness that dwells not just in the corroded soul of his subject, but somewhere deep within his own fragile psyche as well.
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Special Features

Commentary audio track; Directo's storyboards; Previews
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2008
  • UPC: 687797122193
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Millennium
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 89,256

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Wes Bentley Mickey
Mark Borkowski James Lemac
Joanne Baron
Marina Gatell
Albert López-Murta
Kenny Johnson
Beth Grant
Technical Credits
Thomas C. Dunn Director, Screenwriter
Wes Bentley Associate Producer
Mark Borkowski Screenwriter
Jason Boze Executive Producer
Carles Cases Score Composer
Alberto De Toro Editor
Robert A. Dunn Executive Producer
Paco Femenia Cinematographer
Yan Fisher-Romanovsky Producer
Norbert Llaras Co-producer
Valerie McCaffrey Casting
Lluis Parellada Associate Producer
Jordi Rediu Co-producer
Clarissa Shanahan Production Designer
Andrea Zondler Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Perfect Witness
1. Main Titles [9:55]
2. Favorite Philosopher [8:24]
3. Conscience and Consequences [8:58]
4. Are You Polish [7:50]
5. What Am I Doing? [8:06]
6. Sort of Beautiful [9:16]
7. Neatly Folded Screams [9:48]
8. Humanity [7:00]
9. Honest Face [10:06]
10. Mom [7:27]
11. This is It [7:21]
12. End Credits [5:15]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Perfect Witness
   Play Movie
   Set Up
      Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      Audio: English 2.0 Stereo
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Special Features
      Commentary With Thomas C. Dunn; Writer/Director Mark Borkowski; Writer/Actor Yan Fisher-Romanovsky; Producer
      Storyboards
         The Pipes
         Urn and Ashes
         The Elevator
      The Perfect Witness Trailer
      More From First Look
         A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
         Broken
         Journey to the End of the Night
         A Little Trip to Heaven
         Cherry Crush
         The Dead Girl
         Tracks
         Coming Soon
            Rockaway
            Day Zero
   Scene Selection
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