ESSENTIAL KILLING

By Jerzy SKOLIMOWSKI

HANWAY FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2010

A thriller following a political prisoner who escapes into a vast snow-blanketed forest. Forced into extreme survival mode, he must kill everyone who strays into his path.

Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2010
Competition Special Jury Prize and Coppa Volpi for Best Actor (Vincent Gallo)
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2010
EurAsia
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, POLAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, POLISH
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jerzy SKOLIMOWSKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Ewa PIASKOWSKA, Jerzy SKOLIMOWSKI
    • Producer(s)
    • Ewa PIASKOWSKA, Jeremy THOMAS, Jerzy SKOLIMOWSKI
    • Synopsis
    • Captured by the US military in Afghanistan, Mohammed is transported to a secret detention center in Eastern Europe. When the vehicle he is riding in crashes, he finds himself suddenly free and on the run in a snow-blanketed forest, a world away from the desert home he knew. Relentlessly pursued by an army that does not officially exist, Mohammed must confront the need to kill in order to survive.
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