Knife in the Water

Photo by Adam Brackman

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Axelrad
1517 Alabama
Houston, Texas  77006
713-597-8800
In 1962, Roman Polanski found himself hanging over the side of a boat trying to film his first feature-length movie, all the while contending with two inexperienced actors (out of a cast of three), his wife’s request for a divorce, a car accident, and rumors of orgies and overspending plaguing his set – not to mention accusations that his film didn’t uphold the communist ideology of Poland. Though the film, Knife in the Water, did in fact end his career in Poland for the next 40 years, it went on to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. Polanski may have lost the Oscar to Fellini, but his debut, the story of a rich couple who invite a hitchhiker to join them on vacation, is still a classic worth seeing.
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