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On their way to an afternoon on the lake, husband and wife Andrzej and Krystyna nearly run over a young hitchhiker. 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.

  1. Roman Polański

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Jakub Goldberg

    Screenplay

  3. Jerzy Skolimowski

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Leon Niemczyk

    Leon Niemczyk

    Andrzej

  2. Jolanta Umecka

    Jolanta Umecka

    Krystyna

  3. Zygmunt Malanowicz

    Zygmunt Malanowicz

    Young Boy

  4. Roman Polański

    Roman Polański

    Young Boy (voice)

  5. Anna Ciepielewska

    Anna Ciepielewska

    Krystyna (voice)

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Knife in the Water
Knife in the Water

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Original Title Nóz w wodzie

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 28, 1963
    Theatrical

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Original Language Polish

Runtime 1h 34m

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