Knife in the Water
Nóz w wodzie
Things turn sour when a couple are joined by a young hitchhiker on their yacht.
Dir Roman Polanski
With Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz
Roman Polanski’s brilliant debut derives a wealth of drama and insights from the simplest situation: a couple are joined by a young hitchhiker on their yacht for a sailing weekend. Absurd male rivalries arise, and events threaten to turn nasty. Krzysztof Komeda’s Coltrane-like jazz evokes both the moments of exhilaratingly speedy freedom and the moody doldrums.