SUPER WITNESS, THE (1971 ITALY)
AKA "La supertestimone"
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Directed by Franco Giraldi
Starring: Monica Vitti, Ugo Tognazzi, Orazio Orlando
Genres: Comedy, Italian
108 minutes | Full screen | Color | English subtitles
Marino (Ugo Tognazzi) lives on Tiziana, a prostitute his lover of whom he is the pimp. One Friday evening the girl is found killed: Marino, immediately suspected, proves to have an alibi. From the photos in the newspapers, Isolina Pantò (Monica Vitti) recognizes the suspect whom she remembers seeing at the crime scene. Her detailed and precise testimony sentences Bottecchia to 20 years in prison, demolishing both his alibi and the testimonies in his favor. When Isolina becomes convinced that shed has made a mistake and that Marino is innocent she becomes determined to make amends, and the two end up falling in love and get married in prison.