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Mute Witness (1995)

A mute makeup artist working on a slasher film being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there she witnesses a brutal murder, and must escape capture.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Billy Hughes (as Marina Sudina)
... Karen Hughes
... Andy Clarke
... Larsen (as Oleg Jankowskij)
... Arkadi
Sergei Karlenkov ... Lyosha (as Sergej Karlenkov)
... The Reaper (as Mystery Guest Star)
... (as Alexander Piatkov)
... Janitor (as Nikolai Pastuhov)
Aleksandr Bureyev ... (as Alexander Buriev)
Stephen Bouser ... Lovett
Valeri Barakhtin ... Mitja (as Valeri Barahtin)
... (as Nikolai Chindjaikin)
Vyacheslav Naumenko ... (as Vasheslav Naumenko)
Larisa Khusnullina ... (as Larisa Husnolina)
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Billy Hughes, a mute makeup artist working on a slasher film being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there she witnesses a brutal murder, and must first escape capture at that time, then keep from being killed before convincing authorities of what she's seen. Plot twists galore follow as Billy tries to stay alive. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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En stum makeup-kunstner bliver vidne til et brutalt mord. (A mute makeup artist witnesses a brutal murder.) (Denmark release) See more »

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Rated R for violence and a strong scene combining sex and violence | See all certifications »

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15 September 1995 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,204,430
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Final film of Sir Alec Guinness'. See more »

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When Karen is holding the gun inside Billy's apartment, it suddenly disappears from her hand. A few moments later, it appears in Andy's hand. See more »

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Excellent!!
20 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

An amazing piece of film that was well-conceived and kept me on the edge of my seat. Brilliantly orchestrated in its timing, and the comedy kicked in exactly when the tension needed a release. The acting was generally well-done (the "Director" should've asked Alec Guinness for acting lessons), and the shot selections were impressive (as in elongating the hall as Billy tries to race to the door in the studio). This movie didn't let up since the opening scene...


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