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Essential Killing Starring Vincent Gallo, Venice Film Festival 2010

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Essential Killing Starring Vincent Gallo, Venice Film Festival 2010

The 67th Venice International Film Festival will take place on the Lido from September 1 through 11, 2010, and we’re here to remind you to bookmark this event!

Essential Killing

The last title, presented in its world premiere screening, In Competition at the 67th Venice International Film Festival is Essential Killing, the new film by Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski that goes like this:

“Captured by the US military in Afghanistan, Mohammed is transported to a secret military black site somewhere in the Eastern Europe.

When the armed convoy he is riding in plummets off a steep hill, Mohammed finds himself suddenly free and on the run behind the enemy lines, among a hostile, snow blanketed forest.

Essential Killing

Relentlessly pursued by an army that officially does not exist, Mohammed must constantly confront the need to kill in order to survive.”

Movie stars great Vincent Gallo and French actress Emmanuelle Seigner.

The script was written by Skolimowski and Ewa Piaskowska, and produced by Skopia Film.

Essential Killing

Essential Killing is a Polish/Irish/Norwegian/Hungarian co-production, with the involvement of the Polish Film Institute and Canal + Cyfrowy, Ireland’s Element Pictures, Cylinder Productions in Norway, Hungary’s Mythberg Films, and the support of Eurimages.

The movie sees the Polish director reunite with Jeremy Thomas, who in 1978 produced his film The Shout, which went on to win the Grand Prix of the Jury at Cannes.

Essential Killing

Essential Killing will be released to theaters in 2010.


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