Essential Killing

Essential Killing

  • Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Writer: Jerzy Skolimowski,Ewa Piaskowska,James McManus
  • Countries of origin: Poland, Norway, Ireland, Hungary, France
  • Language: English, Polish, Arabic
  • Release date: October 22, 2010
  • Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Essence
  • "Essence of Killing" is a war film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and starring Vincent Gallo , Emanuelle Seigner , Nicky Clive Broch and others. The film was released in Italy on September 6, 2010.
    The film tells the story of Mohammad, an Afghan captured by the US military, who escapes after being pinned to the Eastern European front   .


    • Release date October 22, 2010
    • Filming locations Kampinoski Park Narodowy, Mazowieckie, Poland
    • Production companies Skopia Film, Cylinder Production, Element Pictures

    Box office


    €3,167,000 (estimated)

    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Kyle 2022-07-17 22:20:04

      The killing is real, it must be fake.

      Under what circumstances would you kill someone?

      I once asked a very good friend such a question. This friend has a high degree of education and social status. I thought it would be a difficult question for him to answer and need to think for a long time, but the result was unexpected. Not only did he answer without hesitation, he gave me a long list: someone threatened my life, threatened the life of someone I love, someone wants to take my freedom, someone I love freedom, someone...

    • By Durward 2022-07-17 16:37:42

      Where should our prudent mercy be placed

      As a spectator, I or you must ask yourself - is it enough to understand the spiritual world of an Arab man? And this "enough" is actually the right distance between me and "Necessary Killing", otherwise I will not appreciate this movie, even if I have seen it, I still miss it.
      The story of "Killing Necessary" is extremely simple, about an Afghan "terrorist" from being captured to fleeing and then at the end of the road waiting to die. Throughout, the man has not said a word, and the...

    • By Cathryn 2022-07-17 15:15:10

      necessary killing

      Muhammad, an Afghan, was rounded up by the US military after he killed 3 Americans in a self-rescue attempt. During the escape, he was shot and deaf, became a prisoner of American terrorists, and was taken to prison to be subjected to various punishments. He narrowly escaped when he was moved to somewhere in Eastern Europe. In order to survive, he personally killed two American soldiers and began to flee in the vast forest and snow. In the process, he also knifed a military dog ​​and robbed...

    • By Melody 2022-07-17 14:18:03

      very strange movie

      What is he doing?
      In panic, the protagonist took up arms and killed three Americans, thus becoming the enemy of the United States. Who is he? Is he a terrorist? So he's a civilian? What was his motive for doing this?
      The escape after that is also unbelievable. Where is he going? Does he know what he is doing? The whole movie is extremely messy and inexplicable, but it has very good special effects and a lot of actors and vehicles. With so much money, why not make the story clearer...

    • By Deontae 2022-07-17 13:05:19

      A meaningless film.

      The way of expression in the film is deduced and recorded. Deduction means that everyone knows that this is a story, listening to the director speaks the story, and the story must start and end, have an ending, have an explanation, and finally let everyone understand the story. And the record is that the camera is just here and here, and everything is recorded without explanation. This is just a record of this time, similar to the camera used for surveillance in a retail store. And this film...

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    • By Carrie 2022-07-17 23:36:21

      What did Brother Long say after reading it? He didn't even have a dialogue. Yes, a fugitive singled out all mankind and nature, how can there be a...

    • By Eliza 2022-07-17 23:03:02

      Is this a road movie?...

    • By Elton 2022-07-17 22:41:30

      Vincent Gallo's one-man show, the whole film Vincent has no dialogue. Wilderness escape should refer to people's desire to survive in extreme environments and animal...

    • By Lucinda 2022-07-17 22:28:18

      Gallo's one-man show doesn't seem to have a single line from beginning to end. . . This kind of film was made to compete for the best male pig. ....

    • By Hester 2022-07-17 14:59:45

      You either love it or hate it, watching a movie is really a tough process, just like Vincent Gallo's various sufferings. While the director shows the dark side of human nature that will do anything to survive, he also shows the beautiful side of human nature like covering a baby with a quilt. The biggest highlight of this film is Gallo's performance and the editing of the film!...

    Movie plot

    An armed man in Afghanistan who killed three American soldiers out of fear as they approached his hiding place, was captured by reinforcements, not sure if it was out of fear or something else For this reason, he always refuses any form of communication. After the torture trial was invalid, the U.S. military sent him and other "terrorists" on a plane to be escorted to a military base in Poland. An accident on the road made the Afghan...
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    The film is filled with the alternation of close-ups of characters and large panoramas, majestic and vast natural scenery and the difficult situations of characters' survival, resulting in a strong visual and psychological contrast. Because of the lack of dialogue, the picture is extremely quiet, but the director through the careful design of color and lighting, so that the film always has a sense of tension and urgency. ( Review of...
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