Mute Witness

Don’t say a word.

A mute makeup artist stumbles across a murder late one night on a Russian movie set, then scrambles to stay one step ahead of the killers.

The original Obi-Wan himself, Alec Guinness, appears as the man behind a conspiracy more vast than it first appears, though he shot his scenes in an entirely different country(!) than most of the other actors.

Somehow it works, stitched together like actress Marina Zudina’s lips are on the film’s infamous VHS box cover.

That artwork implied more of a horror film, while the real thing is closer to Hitchcockian suspense.