Essential Killing

Ireland, Poland, Norway | 83 MINUTES

ESSENTIAL KILLING

Drama

In an award-winning performance (Best Actor- Venice Film Festival), Vincent Gallo 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, 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.


CAST & CREDITS

Music
Pawel Mykietyn
Producers
Ewa Piaskowska,Jerzy Skolimowski
Writer(s)
Jerzy Skolimowski,Ewa Piaskowska
Make-Up
Designer Barbara Conway
Production Designer
Joanna Kaczynska
Costume Designer
Anne Hamre
Writer/Director
Jerzy Skolimowski
Editor
Réka Lemhényi
Director of Photography
Adam Sikora
Hair Stylist
Gabriella Nemeth
Sound
Robert Flanagan