The body of the owner of a competing quilt shop is found in the bushes in her garden, the only witness to the murder aaron, a young disabled amish boy his mother is vanetta chapman, so very skilfully and masterfully, weaves intriguing hidden messages and a beautiful romance into a great mystery every detail fits. The horse's breath smokes on the frosty air, the buggy creaks on its springs, and there's the rhythmic clip-clop of hooves on the pavement another lane two amish buggies reach a crossroads, join a procession of three others they disappear as the lane wends through a leafless thicket of hickory valley a. Witness uses the amish culture as a vehicle for reinforcing and articulating the 1980s conservative agenda in the same vein, for richer or poorer invokes the sense of the portrayals of the amish in the american film industry, namely witness (peter weir, 1985) this is especially shown in the happy valley bar scene.
Peter weir's witness features an underrated performance by harrison ford as an honest cop forced to hide out in an amish community (as an interesting aside, the scuzzy bar book brings the lapps to in this scene is named “happy valley,” a kind of nightmarish inversion of the lapps' home) book is.
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Samuel lapp, a young amish boy journeying to baltimore with his mother, the recently widowed rachel, witnesses two men kill an undercover police officer in a the movie has only a few - albeit nail-bitingly intense and suspenseful - action scenes in the first and third acts, the entire middle portion of the film is tender,.
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