WITNESS featured in Mixed Media Group 5-11-11
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WITNESS was created on 11-09-11 with ink, graphite, acrylic (mixed media)
WITNESS is the 13th in my Top 10 Movie Series.
Eight year old Amish boy Samuel Lapp (Luke Haas) witnesses a brutal drug related murder in the mens room of a Philadelphia train station. He is able to lead Police Captain John Book (Harrison Ford) to the discovery that the murderers are cops attempting to squash a corruption investigation. The danger intensifies when Book realises that his mentor and friend Deputy Commissioner Schaeffer’s (Josef Sommer) is involved and gunning for the lives of Samuel, his mother Rachel and Book in order to hide his involvement.
Wounded Book, Rachel and Samuel disappear into the Amish community, a society unchanged since the eighteenth century with out telephones, electricity or cars completely secluded from the outside world. As Book adapts to the quiet Amish lifestyle he becomes romantically attached to the young widow. There attachment unsettles her father in law Eli Lapp and farmer suiter Daniel Hochleitner (Alexander Godunov).
However, Book’s place in modern society is reaffirmed when the murderers attach the farm at dawn.