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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Knife in the Water (1962) Polanski

Knife in the Water (1962) ***half 
Roman Polanski 

 The cinematography is simply starkingly beautiful - you just can't take your eyes off the screen because of the mystery of what is about to happen. Yet, everything happens very naturally, the story has logical unforced flow. How one thing leads to the next, and slowly, the relationship between he older husband and his younger wife reveals itself to us. The older husband is not really macho in the explicit - Asian macho way - he does the chores too, he doesn't order his wife around. But when things get tough, he says things like "you would be in the gutter" etc. which is v hurtful for the person in the weaker position - because it is probably more or less the truth because that was the situation. Yet, as a couple they are not that badly off, still quite workable. And in their own way, they were not so mean either. A well balanced psycho drama with natural beauty. How did they shoot this on a small sail boat? Beautiful.

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