Nóż w wodzie

Knife in the water

DVD - 2003 - Polish
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Nóż w wodzie
A middle-aged journalist and his wife invite a footloose young hitch-hiker aboard their sail-boat for a Sunday outing in the Polish lake district. Like two peacocks, the men proceed to flaunt their virility before the woman, revealing a cynical sadism on the part of the husband and a growing resentment in the knife-wielding youth

Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2003
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 0780023269
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE KNIFE
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (Not rated)(94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternate Title: Knife in the water
Notes: Special features: New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound; video interview with director Roman Polanski and co-screenwriter, Jerzy Skolimowki; a collection of rare publicity and production skills; English subtitle translation by Roman Polanski
Disc 2 contains a 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
Originally released as a motion picture in 1962


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Aug 30, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an excellent, first feature-length film by director Roman Polanski. Shot in black-and-white and starring three main characters confined to a sail boat, the film explores the complexity of human relationship and interactions. The husband, a wealthy, arrogant SOB, unnecessarily created tension between him an a 19-year old young student, and the presence of his voluptuous wife fueled this tension which eventually led to violence. A great art house piece. In Polish with subtitles.


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Aug 30, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Some brief nudity.


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