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Essential Killing

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Section 49 edición - Géneros mutantes
Country Polonia, Noruega, Irlanda, Hungria
Year 2009
Format 35mm
Color / B&W Color
Running time 83 min.
Original language Inglés, Polaco, Arabe
Director Jerzy Skolimowski
Screenplay Jerzy Skolimowski, Ewa Piaskowska
Film Editing Réka Lemhényi
Photography Adam Sikora
Music Pawel Mykietyn
Costume Anne Hamre
Production Ewa Piaskowska, Jerzy Skolimowski
Production design Joanna Kaczynska
Cast Vincent Gallo, Emmanuelle Seigner, Zach Cohen, Iftack Ofir
Producer Skopia Film, Cylinder Productions, Element Pictures, Mythberg Films
Distribution Company Instituto Polaco de Cultura
Synopsis Mohammed is a Taliban warrior detained by US soldiers in Afghanistan following the assassination of several soldiers in combat. The army decides to take him to a maximum security area in Europe but, during the journey, the vehicle transporting him suffers a spectacular accident. This circumstance allows Mohammed, injured and with limited movement, to escape through icy forests and mountains, really different from the desert climate to which he was used. Thus, he embarks on a fight for his own survival in which he shall not hesitate to kill if necessary to continue going. On his heels is an officially non-existing army equipped with the most sophisticated and lethal weaponry. During his flight he comes across other persons with different reactions, in some cases, surprising, when the strange invader appears.