Roman Polanski

Knife in the Water

Knife in the Water

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.

Film Info

  • Roman Polanski
  • Poland
  • 1962
  • 94 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Polish
  • Spine #215

Special 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

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$650.00

Special 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

Knife in the Water
Cast
Leon Niemczyk
Andrzej
Jolanta Umecka
Krystyna
Zygmunt Malanowicz
Young Man
Credits
Director
Roman Polanski
Producer
Stanislaw Zylewicz
Cinematography
Jerzy Lipman
Screenplay
Roman Polanski
Screenplay
Jakub Goldberg
Screenplay
Jerzy Skolimowski
Music
Krzysztof Komeda
Editing
Halina Prugar

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