I wanted to dirty this world. He takes his wife to a café where they discuss their future. . Kieslowski, arguably Poland's greatest contemporary director, was a true master of narrative construction, and many of his thoughtful compositions linger long in the memory. Meanwhile, Waldemar has been driving his taxicab around the city looking for a fare. This is the focal point of Jacek's trauma, which is brought up during his conversation with the young lawyer.
A Short Film About Killing won both the and the at the , as well as the for Best Film. Law and politics Falkowska also talks about the as a personified entity—capable of being both just and unjust, responsible for saving and ruining lives. In 1988 the country carried out just a single execution, with 6 condemned prisoners being hanged in 1987. Jacek then completes his gruesome task by repeatedly smashing the barely conscious taxicab driver over the head with a large rock. He goes to a photographer to have her first communion picture blown up despite its wear and tear damage. Written by Krzysztof Kieślowski and , the film was expanded from of the Polish television series.
The warden repeatedly asks if they are finished talking; Piotr defiantly says he will never be finished. Dekalog: Five suddenly jumps from the killing scene to jail and there is no connection or explanation on how Jacek got arrested. Jacek holds on to his sister's memory and the love for his mother by asking Piotr to retrieve the blow-up of his sister's picture from the photographer, as he gives Piotr the receipt, and give the picture to his mother, so she has something to hold on to after having two of her children killed. On the appointed day, the arrives at the jail and prepares for the hanging. Jacek takes a few puffs before it is stubbed out. The cinematic release of : A Short film about killing, premiered in Polish cinemas in March 1988. A Short Film About Killing with English Russian Czech Turkish Romanian subtitles is a 1988 film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring Mirosław Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, and Jan Tesarz.
Running time 84 minutes Country Poland Language Polish A Short Film About Killing : Krótki film o zabijaniu is a 1988 - film directed by and starring , , and Jan Tesarz. Piotr Balicki is a young and idealistic lawyer who has just passed the bar exam. Piotr has just passed his law exams and been admitted to the bar. Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski. The film does not set out to explain the punkish young killer's motivation, but restricts the viewer to his tunnel vision from the start, with the edges of the picture sludged over and a lowering yellow light at the centre. Death and mutiny Cine-literacy author Charles V. He is given last rites by a priest, and offered a final cigarette by the warden.
The judge assures him that Piotr gave the best argument against the death penalty he's heard in years, but that the legal outcome is correct. Although the main plot in both works is the same, Dekalog: Five has a different order in editing and makes more use of , whereas the film starts differently and gives a more prominent role to Piotr, the lawyer. Piotr, after his first case, is left with the bitter doubt - does the legal system, in the name of the people, have the right to kill in cold blood? There is no evidence for the defence and no apparent motive. The Ministry selected and funded both productions. Written by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz, the film was expanded from Dekalog: Five of the Polish television series Dekalog.
Cast: Mirosław Baka Jacek Łazar , Krzysztof Globisz Piotr Balicki , Jan Tesarz Waldemar Rekowski , Zbigniew Zapasiewicz Advocate , Barbara Dziekan Cashier , Aleksander Bednarz Executioner , Jerzy Zass Prison Warden , Zdzislaw Tobiasz Judge , Artur Barciś Young Man , Krystyna Janda Dorota , Olgierd Łukaszewicz Andrzej. He asks to be driven to a remote part of the city near the countryside and insists the driver take a longer and more remote route. Although the film's does not directly address political events, it is unanimously interpreted as a political statement. The portrayal of the execution method and procedure is mostly accurate, however in reality the date of executions were a surprise to the prisoner—the condemned man would simply be led into a room to discover it was the execution chamber. Its integrity is thus significant to the fate of the protagonist. The driver is still breathing and tries unsuccessfully to remove the rope from his neck. This is greatly enhanced by the strong use of colour filters.
Piotr approaches a judge afterwards asking if he could've done more to save his client's life. Watch online A Short Film About Killing with English Russian Czech Turkish Romanian subtitles. A sensation at the Cannes film festival and recipient of numerous awards, A Short Film About Killing opened the door to an international career for director, Krzysztof Kieslowski. An overweight and crude man, Waldemar also enjoys staring at young women. The killing of the taxi driver is achieved in amateurish instalments, and takes even longer than the famous killing in Hitchcock's Torn Curtain. In the moments before his execution, Jacek reveals to Piotr that his baby sister was killed by a driven by his drunken friend, and that he was drinking with him; he says he never fully recovered from the tragic episode. Jacek then requests that he be given the final space in his family's grave which was reserved for his mother—that he be buried next to his sister and his father.
Sometime later, Jacek is caught and imprisoned. At the same café, Jacek is sitting at a table handling a length of rope and a stick which he keeps in his bag. When a children's song comes on the radio, he gets upset, rips out the radio, and discards it. Jacek Łazar is a 21-year-old who recently arrived in Warsaw from the countryside and is now aimlessly wandering the streets of the city. The depiction of violence is far removed from the usual camera choreography, and is, in consequence, truly appalling. Just before he is hanged, he breaks free from his guards and begins to yell uncontrollably before his hands are shackled and he is quickly hanged with ruthless efficiency.
They conclude things would've turned out differently if the girl had not tragically died. On a somber March day, the paths of three men cross: the cabbie Marian cleans his car, the lawyer Piotr celebrates passing his bar exam while in the same café, 20-year-old Jacek prepares his murder weapon. The confirmation of his sentence is read to him as well as the decision to deny clemency. This harrowing crime drama from Krzysztof Kieslowski was originally part of a series of television films about the Ten Commandments called Dekalog. Piotr is at the prison to attend the execution, and an official congratulates him on having just become a father. After the early years of Communist repression, executions were quite rare and invariably for murder; from 1969 a total of 183 men were hanged and no women.
The rope and stick appear to be a weapon. Pro- duction design: Halina Dobrowolska. Produc- tion management: Ryszard Chutkowski. Powerful in its emotional clout precisely because of its subdued, matter-of-fact approach, this judgement on murder be it illegal or state-sanctioned concerns a youth who kills a cab driver and must face the inevitable consequences. He is to defend Jacek, the young murderer.