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MBC Interactive Archive Project - 1960s - "The Eastern European New Waves" - KNIFE IN THE WATER by Roman Polanski

  • 06 Feb 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:55 PM
  • O Cinema South Beach at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
  • 57


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THU, FEB 06, 7p:



(Nóz w wodzie)

Directed by ROMAN POLANSKI/Poland/1962/1hr, 34mins.

KNIFE IN THE WATER Polish poster, 1962. #MBCarchive

The confined quarters of a yacht trip add to the tension between a hitchhiker and a couple on a stormy weekend. Roman Polanski’s debut is a tense psychological thriller that helped give edge and modernity to the Polish New Wave of filmmakers.

(In Polish with English subtitles)   

“Roman Polanski’s first feature is a brilliant psychological thriller that many critics still consider among his greatest work. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters’ emotions and actions are profound. When a young hitchhiker joins a couple on a weekend yacht trip, psychological warfare breaks out as the two men compete for the woman’s attention. A storm forces the small crew below deck, and tension builds to a violent climax. With stinging dialogue and a mercilessly probing camera, Polanski creates a disturbing study of fear, humiliation, sexuality, and aggression. This remarkable directorial debut won Polanski worldwide acclaim, a place on the cover of Time, and his first Oscar nomination.”-Criterion Collection


The MBC Interactive Archive exhibition: 1960s

is currently on display! (before and after shows)



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