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Essential Killing
6.9
/10
1,541 Ratings

ESSENTIAL KILLING

Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
Poland, Norway, 2010
Thriller, War

Synopsis

A Taliban fighter is captured, interrogated, tortured and then transported to an unnamed snowy destination in Europe. Taking advantage of an accident, he escapes and has to use all his wits to evade his pursuers whilst battling bitter winter cold, and lack of food.

Synopsis

A Taliban fighter is captured, interrogated, tortured and then transported to an unnamed snowy destination in Europe. Taking advantage of an accident, he escapes and has to use all his wits to evade his pursuers whilst battling bitter winter cold, and lack of food.

Our take

In Jerzy Skolimowski’s riveting metaphysical drama, which follows the solo escape of a terrorist fighter, controversial artist Vincent Gallo stunned with his deliriously committed, Venice award-winning and wordless performance. A return to form for the Polish director of Deep End and The Shout.