Essential Killing

Jerzy Skolimowski
Hungary
Ireland
Norway
Poland
83 min
2011
Essential Killing
Synopsis: 

Captured by the US military in Afghanistan, Mohammed is transported to a secret detention centre in Europe. When the vehicle he is travelling in crashes, he finds himself suddenly free and on the run in a snow-blanketed forest, a world away from the desert home he knew. Relentlessly pursued by an army that does not officially exist, Mohammed must confront the necessity to kill in order to survive.

Screenplay:  Jerzy Skolimowski, Ewa Piaskowska
Cinematography: Adam Sikora
Editing:  Réka Lemhényi
Music: Pawel Mykietyn
Costumes: Anne Hamre
Cast: Vincent Gallo (Mohammed), Emmanuelle Seigner (Margaret), Zach Cohen (American Contractor 1), Iftach Ophir (American Contractor 2), Nicolai Cleve Broch (Helicopter Pilot 1), Stig Frode Henriksen (Helicopter Pilot 2), David L. Price (Interrogation Officer (as David Price), Tracy Spencer Shipp (Young Soldier in Suv), Mark Gasperich (Head of Pursuit Team), Phillip Goss (Military Doctor), Klaudia Kaca (Woman on a Bicycle), Dariusz Juzyszyn (Logger), Raymond Josey (American Soldier), Robert Mazurkiewicz (Hunter), Janusz Wojtarowicz (Margaret's Husband)
Producer: Eva Piaskowska, Jerzy Skolimowski, Ingrid Lill Hogtun
Production: Skopia Film, Cylinder Productions, Element Pictures, Mythberg Films, Syrena Films
Distribution: Artificial Eye, Surreal Distribution, Cinéart, Filmes Lusomundo
Sales agent: HanWay Films