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Knife in the Water

Roman Polanski

 
Knife in the Water (Criterion DVD)

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  • Poland
  • 1962
  • 94 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Polish
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  • Spine #215

Roman Polanski’s first feature is a brilliant psychological thriller that many critics still consider among his greatest work. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters’ emotions and actions are profound. When a young hitchhiker joins a couple on a weekend yacht trip, psychological warfare breaks out as the two men compete for the woman’s attention. A storm forces the small crew below deck, and tension builds to a violent climax. With stinging dialogue and a mercilessly probing camera, Polanski creates a disturbing study of fear, humiliation, sexuality, and aggression. This remarkable directorial debut won Polanski worldwide acclaim, a place on the cover of Time, and his first Oscar nomination.

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New high-definition digital transfer
  • Video interview with director Roman Polanski and co-screenwriter, Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Collection of Roman Polanski’s short films from 1957-1962, including: Murder, Teeth Smile, Break Up the Dance, Two Men and a Wardrobe, The Lamp, When Angels Fall, The Fat and the Lean, and Mammals
  • A collection of rare publicity and production stills
  • English subtitle translation by Roman Polanski

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

Film Essays

Knife in the Water

By Peter CowieSeptember 29, 2003

Andrzej Wajda dominated Polish cinema during the late fifties with his trilogy of films . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Knife in the Water

By Roman PolanskiJune 12, 1991

From Mr. Polanski’s 1984 autobiography, Roman, published by William Morrow and Company. Knife . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Knife in the Water

By Peter CowieSeptember 29, 2003

Andrzej Wajda dominated Polish cinema during the late fifties with his trilogy of films . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Knife in the Water

By Roman PolanskiJune 12, 1991

From Mr. Polanski’s 1984 autobiography, Roman, published by William Morrow and Company. Knife . . . Read more »