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Knife in the Water

1962

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  • While it's worth reiterating that Roman Polanski's first feature is one of the most adept debuts in cinema--achieving a constantly escalating sense of dread with a minimum of means--it's also worth noting that the film owes its importance to more than beginner's luck. What's most remarkable about KNIFE IN THE WATER is that Polanski, at only 26, introduces in the film themes and tropes that he would build upon for the next 50 years.