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Knife in the Water Movie Review Summary

Actors: Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz

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KNIFE IN THE WATER is a movie cowritten and directed by Roman Polanski in 1962. The picture was nominated for the Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Polanski, in his first full-length movie, respects the dramatic unity of place, time and situation. A married couple invites a young hitchhiker they've almost run over to sail with them during one day on the lakes.

Soon, tension begins to grow between the husband, an experienced sailor, and the student. Andrzej, a sports journalist, tries to dominate the boy as he does his wife.

When Andrzej makes the young man's knife fall into the water, the masks of the three characters will disappear.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   domineering

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European

Setting

Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on    -   sail boat

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Any profanity?    -   None

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