A Short Film About Killing

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s epic miniseries The Decalogue—contemporary stories based on the Ten Commandments played out in a Warsaw apartment block—was a landmark innovation in late 1980s European television. A Short Film About Killing (from Decalogue V) tragically mixes the destinies of two odd and unsettling characters who wander the streets of Warsaw. The grim narrative is, in the end, an intelligent meditation on both the act of murder and the ordeal of capital punishment.

Genres: Drama, Crime

Other Films by Krzysztof Kieślowski

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Blind Chance

“A fascinating precursor to Kieślowski’s Three Colors trilogy and a biting condemnation of the complex choices (or lack thereof) of individuals in a totalitarian regime, Blind Chance was made near the beginning of the Solidarity period but banned after the declaration of martial law. A trilogy of stories following three possible life paths for its