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In an award-winning performance (Best Actor, Venice Film Festival), Vincent Gallo (Buffalo '66) plays Mohammed, a Taliban fighter captured by the US military in Afghanistan after a violent desert attack goes awry. While being transported to a secret detention center in Europe, the vehicle crashes and he suddenly finds himself free. But his newfound freedom quickly disappears as he is relentlessly pursued in a snow-blanketed forest by an army that does not "officially" exist.
A critically acclaimed, thinking-man's action thriller from director Jerzy Skolimowski (The Shout), ESSENTIAL KILLING tells the story of one man's struggle for survival, where morality has no place as he confronts the necessity to kill in order to survive.
"Brilliantly directed and shot...Vincent Gallo puts in a superb performance." --The New York Times
"It's pure action!" --Roger Ebert
It was definitely not what I was used to in a thriller, but I have to say for a movie that had maybe 10 minutes of dialogue
the story line was a psychological thriller at... Read more
If you enjoyed buffalo 66 you'll definitely love this flick starring Vincent Gallo. Arrives in a timely fashion to boot.Published 9 months ago by Kevin Rivers
The film begins with U.S. troops attempting to kill or capture Taliban. The troops seem to act like juveniles thrown into a pointless war. Read morePublished 10 months ago by KHENSE
Well, it was like watching a national geographic documentary
with some action, and even less talking (even less from
the protagonist than Stalone in Rambo I). Read more
Interesting that its set in Poland. Sort of a story for the sake of telling a story about modern war. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ignatius Malibu
I have been a Vincent Gallo fan since the movie Buffalo 66 which i still argue is one of my favorite Love Stories. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Maria P. Mason
No plot, no screen-play, sound-track gave me a headache.
Why did he make this film?
Had to watch it to the end to see if it got going. Do not waste your time!
too slow -- did not wait for action to get started. Do waste your time looking at this flopper, you will thank me.Published on July 16, 2013 by MDShopper