Win the movie that took the Venice Film Festival by storm.

Captured by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, Mohammed (Vincent Gallo) is transported to a secret detention center in Europe. After the vehicle he is in crashes, he is on the run in a snow-blanketed forest, a world away from the desert home he knew. Forced into extreme survival mode, Mohammed must face killing everyone who strays into his path.

From legendary Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep End, The Shout), and stars Vincent Gallo (Tetro, Buffalo 66) and Emmanuelle Seigner (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly).

Essential Killing picked up the coveted Special Jury Prize for the 67th Venice Film Festival Venice Film Festival, while Vincent Gallo took the COPPA VOLPI for Best Actor for his performance.

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Q: At which film festival did ESSENTIAL KILLING win special jury prize? (clue – the answer can be found above).

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