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Essential Killing

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Original title
Essential Killing (The Essence of Killing)
Year
Running time
83 min.
Country
Poland Poland
Director
Screenwriter
Jerzy Skolimowski
Music
Pawel Mykietyn
Cinematography
Adam Sikora
Cast
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Producer
Skopia Film
Genre
Thriller. Drama | Road Movie. Nature
Synopsis / Plot
An Afghanistan soldier (Vincent Gallo) is captured by US forces and sent to a Guantanamo-like detention center in an unspecified eastern European country. But he manages to escape and run into a vast, unfamiliar snow-blanketed terrain, where he must, as the title implies, do whatever it takes to survive.
Awards
2010: Venice Film Festival: Special Jury Prize, Best Actor (Vincent Gallo), CinemAvvenire Award
2010: Mar del Plata Film Festival: Best Movie, Best Actor (Vincent Gallo)
2010: 4 Polish Film Awards, including Best Film and director
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