Essential Killing


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PrintInternational Arthouse Series

Essential Killing

  1. Sunday, January 29, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Essential Killing

Captured by the US military in Afghanistan, Mohammed (Vincent Gallo) is transported to a secret detention centre in Europe. When the vehicle is riding 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. 35mm print is being provided courtesy of the Polish Film Institute.

(35mm, English and Polish languages with English subtitles)

The Individual and the State
Perhaps no cinematic tradition has focused more on the relationship between the individual and the state than the cinema of Eastern Europe and Russia. The series is sponsored by the (REEI) Russian and East European Institute, the Polish Studies Center, Slavic Languages and Literature Department, College of Arts and Sciences and the IU Cinema. Special thanks to Professor Padraic Kenney.