A complex and mighty deconstruction of ethics, healthcare, and pro-life views. Kieslowski, instead of expressing his pro-abortion and pro-choice by making an agitprop piece featuring the glory of abortions, makes a film that suggests what is wrong with not having an abortion and blindly obeying one's authority figures that say no to one's agency. A remarkable, human work and the Decalogue is outstanding so far.
Bearing her 'Sophie's choice', the episode finally draws on the dramatic weight it tends through aesthetic means. Kieslowski shifts from a spiritual rumination to a moral one, presented with subtlety by the luminous Aleksander Bardini (No End, The Double Life of Veronique, Three Colors: White). The dripping faucet remains a Kieslowski favourite. 84/100 - Great.
Kieslowski's greatness often lies in his silence allowing the viewer reflection of a character's thoughts or of vivid symbolism which is persistent in this decalogue as the potential power of god an individual can have is reflected upon. A doctor is able to falsify the death of one man in order to save another. Truth is resisted in the name of morality, but was it truly moral or an abuse of power and responsibility?