Knife in the Water

Knife in the Water

A young married couple almost hit a hitchhiker and decide to take him to go sailing on a lake. The mean-spirited husband, jealous of the chemistry between the unnamed young man and his wife, takes cruelty and taunting to great heights, pushing all three in unexpected directions. Polanski’s feature debut is a minimalist powerhouse that propelled him onto the world stage as one of the primary new directors of psychological thrillers.

Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

Knife in the Water

  • Director: Roman Polanski
  • Year: 1962
  • Run Time: 94 mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: Poland
  • Rating: PG