Dekalog: Nine, Poland, 1988
“Thou Shall Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Wife.” Roman, a successful heart surgeon, learns that he is permanently impotent and cannot have children. Though fearful that his marriage will end, he tells his wife, who to his surprise assures him that their love will last. But her price is taking a taking a lover, a situation that drives him to extremes that test all. In Polish with English subtitles.
Dekalog: Ten, Poland, 1988
“Thou Shall Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Goods.” When their father dies, two brothers, a punk rocker and a businessman, discover they have inherited a fortune in rare stamps. In their efforts to safeguard the windfall, they become prisoners of the promised wealth. “If you weren’t sure how to take the occasional jokes in the other nine films, this jet-black comedy puts them into perspective. It ends The Dekalog with a broad grin.—Vancouver International Film Festival. In Polish with English subtitles.