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3,154 Ratings

Knife in the Water

Nóż w wodzie

Directed by Roman Polanski
Poland, 1962


Andrzej, an arrogant middle-aged man, and Krystyna, his much younger wife, invite a handsome male hitchhiker on their sailing trip, where the two men vie for Krystyna’s attention in Roman Polanski’s Oscar-nominated feature film debut.

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Knife in the Water Directed by Roman Polanski

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1962 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

Academy Awards

1964 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

BAFTA Awards

1964 | Nominee: Best Film from any Source

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