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Jerzy Skolimowski


Born in Lódz, Poland, in 1938. Director, playwright, scriptwriter, and actor. Graduated in ethnology, literature and history from Warsaw University in 1959. Graduated from Lódz Film Academy in directing in 1962. Feature debut: _Identification Marks - None_ (Rysopis, 1964, scr., dir, act.), awarded in Warsaw 1964 and Arnhem 1965. Other films: _... See full bio »

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Known For

Knife in the Water
(1962)
Essential Killing
(2010)
The Avengers
The Avengers Georgi Luchkov
(2012)
Four Nights with Anna
(2008)

Filmography

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 2015 11 Minutes
 2010 Essential Killing (screenplay)
 2008 Four Nights with Anna (written by)
 1991 30 Door Key (scenario)
 1989 Torrents of Spring (screenplay)
 1985 Mesmerized
 1984 Success Is the Best Revenge (scenario)
 1982 Moonlighting (original screenplay)
 1981 Rece do góry
 1978 The Shout (screenplay)
 1972 Poslizg
 1970 Deep End (written by)
 1970 The Adventures of Gerard (co-scenario)
 1968 Dialogue (screenplay - segment "Twenty-Year-Olds, The")
 1967 The Departure
 1966 Barrier
 1965 Walkover
 1962 Knife in the Water (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1961 Boxing (Documentary short)
 1961 Your Money or Your Life (Short)
 1960 Erotique (Short)
 1960 Little Hamlet (Short)
 1960 The Menacing Eye (Short)
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In my first visit to the West, I had about $80 in my pocket and I spent several hours window-shopping, calculating what I could get for that sum. It was a child's illness - to possess - and now I've developed a resistance to shopping. I hate it. I buy things only when I must. See more »

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His film Rece do góry (1981) (aka Hands Up!) was banned from distribution. It appeared as a surprise special event at the Cannes Festival in 1981. See more »

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