About

On their way to an afternoon on the lake, husband and wife Andrzej and Krystyna nearly run over a young hitchhiker. Inviting the young man onto the boat with them, Andrzej begins to subtly torment him; the hitchhiker responds by making overtures toward Krystyna. When the hitchhiker is accidentally knocked overboard, the husband's panic results in unexpected consequences. This was the first feature...

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Directed by

Roman Polanski

Written by

Roman Polanski (Screenplay)
Jerzy Skolimowski (Screenplay)
Jakub Goldberg (Screenplay)

Runtime

94 minutes

Country

Poland

Language

Polish

Cast

Keywords

knife sailing hitchhiker sailing trip

Lists

#870 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#61 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film