Doing the rounds since 1994, this unimaginative slasher-on-a-film-set story plays with all kinds of nasty themes - - snuff flicks, women in peril, sexual violence - but never delivers the goods.
The story follows a mute FX artist (Marina Zudina) who witnesses some of her colleagues filming the murder of a young woman while working on a movie in Moscow. ""She can't speak, she can't scream, she can't beg for mercy"", claims the over-excited tagline. Maybe if she could, Mute Witness wouldn't have been quite so mediocre - and Russian actress Zudina may have injected her character with more animation than a soggy mitten. Oh well, at least the brief appearance of the late Sir Alec Guinness as a Russian Mobster (in scenes that were shot nine years before the rest of the movie was made) offers some 'what-the-fuck?' value.