I've just got back from watching Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing and wondered if anyone else had seen it. Throughout the film there is almost no dialogue (only a few lines at the very beginning of the film) as we follow an escaped terrorist, deafened by an explosion, trying to evade re-capture. Even the music score is very minimal and doesn't feature heavily.
It's a very bold attempt to make a movie with no dialogue. The story (obviously told by only image, and music/ambiances/sfx/foley) did manage to keep me interested from start to finish. But I feel that the sound design kind of played it a bit too safe. Don't get me wrong, it was good but I would have loved to see some more experimental stuff going on. Seems like a great opportunity to really push the limits when there is no dialogue and very little music dominating the soundtrack.
Anyone else seen it? What did you think?