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Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski

Poland 1988 113 mins. In Polish

Dekalog: Seven

“Thou Shall Not Steal.” A young woman, determined to face up to responsibilities and to stop living a lie fashioned by her mother, kidnaps her daughter, whom everyone believes to be her six-year-old sister. “Only nominally about stealing . . . it is really a questioning and insightful examination of the difficulties of growing up and the true meaning and implications of fathering and mothering. In Polish with English subtitles.


Dekalog: Eight

“Thou Shall Not Bear False Witness.” Polish involvement in the plight of its Jews during the Holocaust is examined in the story of and elderly Warsaw ethics professor who is suddenly faced with the past. During the Nazi Occupation she refused to pose as the Godparent of an imperiled Jewish baby on the grounds that “bearing false witness” would compromise her Catholic faith. Forty-five years later it is time to test assumptions. In Polish with English subtitles.

Genres: Drama

Appears in: Dekalog

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