The LikeTelevision Movie channel proudly presents - Knife in The Water (Noz w Wodze) - with Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Leon Niemczyk. This was director Roman Polanski's first feature film. Polish with subtitles.
Knife in the Water
Directed by - Roman Polanski
(1962) - B&W - 94 min
Andrzej and his girlfriend Krystyna are on the road for a cruise on a sailboat. A young man is standing in the middle of the road looking for a ride. Andrzej stops and sarcastically invites him to come along. The young man hops in the car and the adventure begins.
With Jolanta Umecka as Krystyna
Yep - that's the knife - before it gets dropped over the side of the boat
Andrzej enjoys harassing the young man as they travel to the shore. Then Andrzej invites the man to go sailing with them - and the young man accepts. Tensions rise as Andrzej is always looking to tweak the young man and show him up whenever possible.
Okay - the young man is beginning to bother Krystyna and Andrzej because he keeps pulling out his knife and playing with it on the deck. He tries to stick the knife between each finger of a spread hand as quickly as possible. The wind dies down - but it is just the calm before a storm.
Knife in the Water
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Leon Niemczyk as Andrzej
The sea is quiet and the young man begins to paddle. Krystyna decides to going swimming with an inflatible alligator. Andrzej joins her in the water but the young man says he can't swim. Then the wind picks up and the young man is stuck at the helm alone on the sailboat. Andrzej and Krystyna finally catch the boat - and it hits ground as a storm kicks in.
Come back, Andrzej! Come back!
Everyone seems to be getting along better as the night wears on. The three enjoy a game of jackstraws or pick-up sticks. Andrzej decides to listen to the fights while Krystyna and the young man play for kicks. Krystyna sings a song and the two meet out on the deck later that night when neither can sleep.
Andrzej wakes up when he hears a noise and goes up topside to have himself a look. When he gets their the young man has again climbed the mast. Andrzej has brought the knife with him from below and tosses it to the young man, who fumbles it and it falls in the water. The young man is very upset about it - and shortly thereafter falls into the water. Then he hides behind a buoy while Andrzej and Krystyna look for him. Andrzej decides to swim to shore after he has a fight with Krystyna, who thinks he's a murderer.
The young man waits till Andrzej swims out of sight -then slowly swims up to the boat. Krystyna slaps hims a few times but soon warms up to him. Will the young man have his way with Krystyna? Or will Andrzej come back and find them together? Tune in for the conclusion of Knife in The Water.