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Talking Heads (1980)
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People of different age, profession and social status answer two simple questions: who they are and what they want from life.

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People of different age, profession and social status answer two simple questions: who they are and what they want from life.

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Life and morals
14 November 2004 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

In 1980, the late Krzysztof Kieslowski interviewed a number of ordinary Poles (born at various times over the preceding 100 years), asking them who they were and what they wanted from life. The results were assembled into this short film. What strikes one today, whether it is a sign of communist Poland at this time, or merely of Kieslowksi's own fascination with moral questions, is how sombre and serious most of the answers are: no-one says they want to sleep with a film star or make a quick million. It's also noticeable how similar the answers are, despite the great age difference of the participants. The best answer is fittingly the last one.


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