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A Short Film About Killing

Krzysztof Kieslowski / PL, 1988 / 87 min.

Cinema version of Part 5 of Kieslowski’s TV series Dekalog about the Ten Commandments. Layabout Jacek breaks the fifth commandment, 'thou shalt not kill', by killing a cab driver. Kieslowski makes you wonder whether Jacek’s death sentence is as pointless as the killing itself.

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Jacek, a young Pole in Warsaw hails a cab and gets in. Not long after, he kills the driver Waldemar for no apparent reason. What motivated Jacek is unclear, he might not even have a motive.

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Director

Krzysztof Kieslowski

Production year

1988

Country

PL

Original title

Krótki film o zabijaniu

Length

87 min.

Language

Polish

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

De films van Kieślowski

Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski broke through internationally with his ten-part series Dekalog, which examined the meaning of the Ten Commandments for modern humans.

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