Knives Out

Rian Johnson, USA 2019, 130’
Polish premiere
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An impressive star-studded cast (Craig, Collette, Curtis, Shannon, Evans, Johnson, Stanfield); an intricate, polished plot; and refined black humor—that’s a recipe for a fantastic modern interpretation of an intelligent, classic whodunit. The doyen of the family, the popular crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Plummer), is found dead on his estate. Although he had a large family, the only person usually by his side was his nurse, and later his devoted friend Marta (Ana de Armas). When his children and grandchildren find out what happened, they arrive at the family home for the reading of the will. They know only that the old man had recently changed his will and that, in the last few months of his life, he had a serious and usually unpleasant conversation with each of his children. So it turns out that everyone present could have had a motive, since every one of them, to varying degrees, could have benefited from eliminating the unpredictable man. Detectives and an odd consultant (hilarious Craig) arrive at the scene and then proceed, slowly and methodically, to solve individual threads of the intricate plot. Knives Out is a great example of a detective film in the spirit of Agatha Christie—intelligent entertainment that sparkles with unforced humor.

Magdalena Maksimiuk

Rian Johnson

Born in Maryland in 1973, Rian Johnson is a director and screenwriter for both film and television. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He won a special jury award at the Sundance Festival for Brick, and he won a Directors Guild of America Award for directing episodes of the series Breaking Bad. In his free time, he performs as a folk musician, including in the band The Preserves, in which he plays with his cousin Nathan. He is currently working on the latest part of Star Wars.

Selected filmography

1997 Evil Demon Golf Ball from Hell!!! (short)

2005 Kto ją zabił? / Brick

2008 Niesamowici Bracia Bloom / The Brothers Bloom

2012 Looper / Looper – pętla czasu

2017 Gwiezdne wojny: Ostatni Jedi / Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

2019 Na noże / Knives Out

Cast & Crew

director Rian Johnson
screenplay Rian Johnson
cinematography Steve Yedlin
editing Bob Ducsay
music Nathan Johnson
cast Toni Collette, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer, Don Johnson, Katherine Langford
producer Ram Bergman, Rian Johnson
production Lionsgate, Media Rights Capital (MRC), T-Street
Polish distributor Monolith
language English
coloration colour
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