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The WitnessesA hot children's book writer (Emmanuelle Béart), her hot cop husband (Sami Bouajila), his hot young lover (Johan Libéreau), and an older gay...The WitnessesDramaPT152MUnratedA hot children's book writer (Emmanuelle Béart), her hot cop husband (Sami Bouajila), his hot young lover (Johan Libéreau), and an older gay...2008-02-20Strand Releasing
Emmanuelle Beart
B+

The Witnesses

Genre: Drama; Starring: Emmanuelle Beart, Sami Bouajila; Author: Laurent Guyot; Release Date Limited: 01/18/2008; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 152; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Strand Releasing

A hot children’s book writer (Emmanuelle Béart), her hot cop husband (Sami Bouajila), his hot young lover (Johan Libéreau), and an older gay doctor (Michel Blanc) — a friend of the lady’s who’s mad about the boy — mix and match in mid-1980s pansexual utopia — until death arrives unannounced in the form of AIDS. What the characters in The Witnesses — and we, the audience — pay testimony to in André Téchiné’s urgent, compassionate, and ultimately optimistic French drama are the toll the epidemic has rung, and the responsibility of the living to choose life. B+

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