Essential Killing
Genre: Drama
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Vincent Gallo, Emmanuelle Seigner, Zach Cohen
***1/2

 

Vincent Gallo (Buffalo ‘66) gives a compelling performance as a mysterious Taliban fugitive running for his freedom in Essential Killing – a simple but profound drama. Directed by Veteran Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski, the intensity of this slow-paced nail biter is punctuated by the fact that Gallo doesn’t even speak a word.