The Editor

Synopsis: Rey Ciso was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he's had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he's been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.
Production: Tele-Film
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Come here, yes,

come here, oh, yes...

You bitch!

I'll kill you, I'll kill you,

I'll kill you!

Don't even try to move my clear,

you're completely paralyzed.

You might remember my friend,

the Brazilian Wandering spider.

He's very aggressive,

highly poisonous.

Not even your handsome boyfriend,

Arturo, can save you now.


Another jump cut.

I wouldn't make such mistakes

if it weren't for...

I think the piece

you want is at the bottom.

Here it is!

Thank you, Bella.

Say, why don't you try cutting

it in this time, uh?

No. I can't. I'm not ready.

I'm still a student.

Don't be silly.

You're my assistant.

Please, give it a try,

why don't you?

If you were my student,

I'd say that's A+ work.

You see that there

on the screen, Bella?

That's as close to living

as you and I will ever come.

Aren't we living now?

If this is living I want

no part of it.


Oh, sorry, editor.

I didn't know it was you.

I thought you were Veronica...


Well done, Claudio, scaring the

old editor half to death.

If he ends up in the morgue,

how will our film

ever get finished?

0h, really?

And if you scared me to death,

the lead actor?

How then would the

film be finished?

Oh, Claudio.

I wasn't really scared.

Honey, I'm in our home.

Can't hear you,

I'm shaving my legs.

I'm sorry, it's a little...


That's what time it is.

You lost track of time again,

editing that crap.

It is my work.

I must do it,

no matter how long it takes.

It's filth.

Francesco hasn't

made a decent film

since I stepped out

of the spotlight.


you're still in my spotlight.

And what of Claudio?

Did you see him today?

Claudio, Claudio, Claudio.

Every day you ask me

of this young man.

He's nothing but a foolish boy.

He's magnificent.

He's an artist.

You could never understand

the passion we have.

You're not an actor.

And what if Claudio were

to suddenly die, huh?

What then?

How dare you say that?

I would cry. I would cry, cry,

cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, cry!

I would never ever stop crying!

You stupid cripple.




No, not her. Why'd it have

to be her? No! No!

She's dead.

Don't worry. We'll catch the

killer that killed her.

Arturo, she was a dancer.

She was the best,

the best, the best!

Snap out of it, man!

She was a hell of a dancer,

damn straight.

Babe, babe, babe.

Come on. Watch!

But an even

better drug addict.

A hairy little man.

Let me guess...

You're out here thinking

of killing yourself too, huh?

Well, let's just say we

saved each other then.

Terrific, no?

Yes, very good, Claudio.

Now, perhaps you use

some of those moves on me...

Veronica, I'm watching me,

not you.

Veronica, there is more.

There's more!

A mannequin, ha! I knew it!

A tape player! Of course!

Arturo, you've been hit!

All in a day's work, partner.

Now let's get one of those

cold beers.

No, my scene.

The editor's going to kill me.

That was his work print.

Don't worry about that

silly little man.

He can cut it as many times

as you like. He's pathetic.

I guess you're right.

I'm sorry, Veronica.

I just don't want to cause any

trouble for the studio,

you understand?

What was that?

Who's there?

It's nobody.

Stop resisting me.

I've heard these old studios

have ghosts,

and I'll be damned if

I let myself see one.


Oh, Claudio.

No, please, leave me alone.

Leave me alone.


Coffee, Mr. Ciso?

No thanks, Bella.

It's really weird. I went home

last night, did I not?

Yes, Mr. Ciso. You left

just before I did.

I need to speak to

the man in charge.

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Adam Brooks

Adam Brooks (born September 3, 1956) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and actor.[ more…

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