Essential Killing

Essential Killing

DVD - 2011
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This film tells the story of a man, captured in the desert by American forces, who finds himself transported to a nameless European country. He manages to escape into the vast frozen woodland, a world away from the desert home he knew. Forced into extreme survival mode, he must kill anyone who strays into his path.
Publisher: New York : New Video, c2011
ISBN: 9781422974988
1422974987
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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hammer59
Jan 22, 2017

Tour-de-force Polish adventure thriller that is a modern day version of "Revenant". Gallo knocks this FILM outta the park. One of the better films that Hollywood wouldn't dare to make---Too busy churning out mainstream BORING re-hashed dreck ala Star warz, Taken 15, Die Hard 99, Rocky 10000012.

Catch this gem before Trump/Hitler confiscates and burns all copies for portraying reality and Amerikkanner stupidity/ineptitude/imperialism/hatred from a country (Poland) that was overrun by Nazi Germany in the 30's.

SAME AS IT EVER WAS...........................................................

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LittleNoName
Apr 25, 2016

Subtitles were small, yellow with no background.
Very little dialogue, not believable that he could outrun the dozen or so trained search dogs & their handlers. No real plot, just a man on the run.

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akirakato
Jul 23, 2015

This is a 2010 Polish political thriller directed by Jerzy Skolimowski.
The protagonist is tortured and brutalized in a secret detention center, which looks like the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp within Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, in Cuba.
At the time of its establishment in January 2002, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said the prison camp was established to detain extraordinarily dangerous persons, to interrogate detainees in an optimal setting, and to prosecute detainees for war crimes.
This film apparently seems to criticize this brutal interrogation.
In any case, it is a heart-wrenching anti-war film.

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amoby
Jul 14, 2015

Bravo! I didn't think Vincent Gallo (https://austin.bibliocommons.com/search?q=%22Gallo%2C+Vincent+++%22&search_category=author&t=author) could gross me out more than in Brown Bunny.

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Ron@Ottawa
Aug 15, 2014

This film by Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski told the story of a captured Taliban fighter, who escaped and had to survive against a harsh winter environment and pursuing enemies. The fact the protagonist is a Taliban fighter is immaterial, as the film focused on what a human had to do to stay alive. With very little dialogue and some killing scenes, this film may not be everyone's cup of tea. I enjoyed it. Subtitles.

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tj_is_cool
Jun 23, 2012

The plot is not believable.

Glencoe_Mike Mar 17, 2012

Tightly made thriller about a man surviving against the elements.

voisjoe1 Feb 26, 2012

Possibly a story about a Taliban who is captured and transferred to a black site (in Poland maybe) where he is waterboarded. He escapes imprisonment and has to fight the elements and attacks to survive. A shorter, rougher tale than "Deliverance." Not much dialogue, so it isn't really a Polish movie, although the landscape may be in Poland.

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