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A Short Film About Killing

Krótki film o zabijaniu

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
Poland, 1988
Drama, Crime


Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally kills him, seemingly without motive. Soon arrested, he has one ally: his defense attorney, Piotr. Defending his client, Piotr throws himself into the trial, but the outcome is never in doubt…

Our take

A stunning success at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, Kieślowski’s A Short Film About Killing sets out to explore the origins and manifestations of evil in late-Communist Poland. A staggering portrayal of both victim and perpetrator, the film is an extended take on his TV episode Decalogue: Five.

A Short Film About Killing Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski

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