Witness – Il testimone (film di Peter Weir del 1985)

Un bambino della comunità Amish assiste all’omicidio di un poliziotto nel bagno di una stazione ferroviaria mentre la madre lo aspetta in attesa del loro treno in forte ritardo. È lo spunto su cui poggia il film di Peter Weir WITNESS – IL TESTIMONE del 1985. Ne è protagonista Harrison Ford, spalleggiato dall’emergente Kelly McGillis, nei ruoli rispettivamente del poliziotto John Book e della madre del bambino Rachel, in una corsa contro il tempo per proteggere il piccolo malcapitato innocente.

Viene fuori già dalle prime battute che sono coinvolti nella faccenda tre poliziotti corrotti con esecutore il tenente di colore McFee. Questi prova ad eliminare anche John Book, che si occupa del caso, ma riesce solo a ferirlo nel parcheggio: una pallottola che si trascina fino alla dimora Amish rischiando la morte. Salvato da un medico improvvisato del luogo, impara a vivere come i membri della comunità tenendo la pistola pronta all’uso, consapevole che i tre subdoli verranno a cercare il fanciullo. Nel frattempo John e Rachel scoprono di essere attratti l’uno dell’altra suscitando il malcontento degli altri membri che tacciano la donna di venire meno ai principi Amish pur apprezzando l’uomo. Si arriva così alla resa dei conti e Book vendica il collega freddando McFee e convincendo Schaeffer a rinunciare alla folle esecuzione del piccolo Samuel.

Un grande film che si snoda su due corsie: l’avventura poliziesca del tutore della legge che cerca di proteggere i civili, arma sempre efficace sul grande schermo, e soprattutto la permanenza del protagonista in un ambiente per esso nuovo e il suo misurarsi con una realtà agli antipodi dalla sua fatta di ferrei principi. Certamente lo spunto che eleva la statura del film: infatti la sceneggiatura originale fu premiata con l’Oscar, mentre candidature ottennero regia, film e protagonista maschile. Un Ford eccezionale, che né prima e tanto meno dopo gareggiò per la statuetta: una nefandezza. La McGillis intanto interpretò a ruota altri due classici: TOP GUN e SOTTO ACCUSA.

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