Essential Killing

Also Known As

Essence of Killing ( Poland ), Essence ( USA )


Essential Killing

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Vincent Gallo


Emmanuelle Seigner


David L. Price

Interrogation Officer

Nicolai Cleve Broch

Helicopter Pilot


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

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Essential Killing12 February 2012

I was not sure where this film was going to go with the story line at hand, was it to be another horror story about the violence of war? It was just a bit hard to work out after watching the trailer on YouTube, as things can look misleading. But I was glad to see it was not all about blood and... more

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Not bad18 March 2011

The cinematography and use of color contrasted against the pale winter landscape is stunning. The plot isn't entirely believable, and takes you through some pretty unlikely twists and turns, but nevertheless this is more existentialist than realist, and Vincent Gallo pulls off the non-speaking... more

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