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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.
- Interview with Director Jerzy Skolimowski, presented by American Express
"Brilliantly directed and shot...Vincent Gallo puts in a superb performance." --The New York Times
"It's pure action!" --Roger Ebert
Top customer reviews
Yes, the pace of the film is not of a Hollywood standard , but this does not affect the intensity of the story. Some reviewers call this gripping film slow (when did that become a bad word?) : a man runs for his life in a snow-covered landscape in a country unknown to him while being chased by a large number of soldiers who want him dead ; to survive he has to kill several people , sleep in the hay in a trough for deer, eat hallucinogenic berries and compete with a baby for his mother's milk. All of this in less than 48 hrs. Of course, there's a thunderous lack of explosions and dialogue. I guess in a world where we get served our daily dose of decapitations , and where the citizens of any mid-western town in America have to look into the barrels of police machineguns, films like these are just too tame.
the story line was a psychological thriller at it's best, I'd watch it again, and again.
Most recent customer reviews
with some action, and even less talking (even less from
the protagonist than Stalone in Rambo I).Read more
Why did he make this film?
Had to watch it to the end to see if it got going. Do not waste your time!