Nóz w wodzie (1962)

Knife in the Water is one of Roman Polanski's early films before making his way Chinatown fame in the US. He takes his three characters onto a boat locking them into a unique paradigm of power and ego.

A couple pick up a hitchhiker on their way to their little sailboat and invite him to come along on an overnight excursion. On the boat, the captain asserts his power a little too much and the guest overdoes it trying to impress the mistress. Tension builds to climax - see title.

The outdoor camera work is fabulous considering it is shot on a boat. The acting is also very personal and natural.

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