Hanway Films

Essential Killing


Essential Killing

HanWay Collection


Jerzy Skolimowski

Vincent Gallo
Emmanuelle Seigner

"Gripping" The Guardian. "Unforgetable" The Times.

Captured by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, Mohammed (Vincent Gallo) is transported to a secret detention center in Europe. After the vehicle he is in crashes, he is on the run in a snow-blanketed forest, a world away from the desert home he knew. Forced into extreme survival mode, Mohammed must face killing everyone who strays into his path.

From legendary Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski (Cannes Grand Prix winner "The Shout"), starring Vincent Gallo ("Tetro", "Buffalo 66") and Emmanuelle Seigner ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly").

WINNER: Venice Film Festival 2010: Special Jury Prize, Best Actor for Vincent Gallo, CinemAvvenire prize. Mar del Plata Film Festival: Golden Astor, Best Actor. 4 Polish Film Awards including Best Film. Polish Film Festival 2011: 6 awards including the 'The Golden Lions' for Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography.

Poland, Norway, Ireland, Hungary | English, Arabic, Polish | 2010 | 89 mins