A Short Film About Killing

tytuł oryginalny: Krótki film o zabijaniu

reżyseria: Krzysztof Kieślowski
aktorzy: Mirosław Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz

czas trwania: 82 min.
produkcja: Poland 1987

(polska wersja znajduje się TUTAJ!)

Like A Short Film About Love, this is a film spin-off from Kieslowski's ten-part TV series The Decalogue. Set in Warsaw, Poland, it compares capital punishment with murders committed by individuals. It opens with a scene of a dead rat and a lifeless cat hanging by the neck. As the plot unfolds, Yatzek is a 20-year-old drifter who murders a testy taxi driver in a gut-wrenching scene of excessive violence. Tension continues to build as a newly licensed young attorney is chosen to represent Yatzek in court. Much anticipated and well-received at Cannes, the film won the European Film Academy Award for "Best European Film" in 1988.

Screening within the POLISH FILMS IN ENGLISH cycle.

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