- Rated NR
- Genre: War-Afghanistan & Iraq
- Release Date: 1/24/2012
In an award winning performance (Best Actor, Venice Film Festival), Vincent Gallo (Buffalo 66) plays Mohammed, a Taliban fighter captured by the US military in Afghanistan after a violent desert attack goes awry. While being transported to a secret detention center in Europe, the vehicle crashes and he suddenly finds himself free. But his newfound freedom quickly disappears as he is relentlessly pursued in a snow blanketed forest by an army that does not officially exist. A critically acclaimed, thinking man's action thriller from director Jerzy Skolimowski (The Shout), Essential Killing tells the story of one man's struggle for survival, where morality has no place as he confronts the necessity to kill in order to survive.