• Knife in the Water (1962)

Knife in the Water

Release Date: 1962

DVD Release Date: September 16th, 2003

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

On their way to an afternoon on the lake, husband and wife Andrzej (Leon Niemczyk) and Krystyna (Jolanta Umecka) nearly run over a young hitchhiker (Zygmunt Malanowicz). 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 directed by Roman Polanski.

Cast: Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz

Director: Roman Polanski

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Zespol Filmowy "Kamera" [pl]

Keywords: Husband, Wife, 1960s, Car, Love triangle, Cool, Temptation, Rivalry


Nominated Foreign Language Film
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)