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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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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When Words Are Not Necessary
16 August 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See 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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