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kniefinwater.pngGreenwich Library Cult Films returns Thursday night, June 12th, at 7:00 pm,with a screening of director Roman Polanski's first full length movie, 1962's Knife In The Water . This is a compelling and sexually provocative thriller which will stay in your thoughts long after the movie ends.

The plot concerns a married couple, Andrzej (Leon Niemezyk) and his much younger wife Krystyna (Jolanta Umecka),  who invite a young hitchhiker (Zygmunt Malanowicz) to join them on a sailing trip.  What could go wrong?

Tensions build up between Andrzej and the younger man over Krystyna. And when Andrzej loses the hitchhiker's  favorite pocket knife, that's when you-know-what really hits the fan!

Filmed in black and white and in Polish with English subtitles, Knife benefits from not only good performances from the three leads, but also some stunning cinematography by Jerzy Lipman and a very cool Jazz musical soundtrack from Krzysztof T. Komeda.  Polanski also co-wrote the script Jerzy Skolimowski and Jakub Goldberg.

Interested? Come by the Meeting Room on June 12th. You'll be very happy you did. And find out what films we'll be showing in the coming months here.

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