Essential Killing (2011)
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Director:Jerzy Skolimowski
Studio:Artificial Eye
Rated:Suitable for 15 years and over
Date Added:2012-01-11
Purchased On:2012-01-11
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Jerzy Skolimowski  ...  (Director)
  ...  (Writer)
Vincent Gallo  ...  
Emmanuelle Seigner  ...  
Zach Cohen  ...  
David Price  ...  
Summary: United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: Arabic ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), Polish ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: A pair of American security operatives (Zach Cohen and Iftach Ofir) are on patrol in Afghanistan when they stumble upon a Taliban fighter (Vincent Gallo), who kills them despite his terror and nervousness. While trying to escape, the Afghan is captured by American forces; he's tortured during interrogation, but doesn't tell the Americans anything, in part because an explosion has made it difficult for him to hear what they're saying. The Americans ship the Afghan off to a detention facility with a number of other Taliban soldiers, but upon arrival he's able to escape. However, the Afghan finds himself in a forbidding snowbound climate, and with no provisions or warm clothing he struggles to simply survive as he avoids his pursuers and struggles to find some way to get home. Shot with very little dialogue (and almost none delivered by leading man Gallo), Essential Killing received its North American premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Venice Film Festival, ...Essential Killing (2010) ( Essence ) ( Essence of Killing ) (Blu-Ray)