Essential Killing

Essential Killing

A scene from ESSENTIAL KILLING, a film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski. Picture courtesy Skopia Film. All rights reserved.

Essential Killing (2010)

Opened: 12/03/2010 Limited

Laemmle's Moni...12/03/2010 - 12/09/20107 days

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Genre: Polish Political Thriller (English, Arabic, Polish)

Rated: Unrated


Captured by the US military in Afghanistan, Mohammed (Vincent Gallo) is transported to a secret detention centre in Europe. When the vehicle he's 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 necessity to kill in order to survive.

Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and stars Vincent Gallo with Emmanuelle Seigner, Zach Cohen, Iftach Ofir, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Stig Frode Henriksen, David Price, Tracy Spencer Shipp, Klaudia Kaca and Dariusz Juzyszyn.

The writers include Jerzy Skolimowski and Ewa Piaskowska. The movie was produced by Ewa Piaskowska, Jerzy Skolimowski, Jeremy Thomas and Andrew Lowe.