"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain". An elderly doctor is approached by a woman with a complicated request. Her husband is gravely ill and may die, and she is ...
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"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain". An elderly doctor is approached by a woman with a complicated request. Her husband is gravely ill and may die, and she is pregnant by someone else. If her husband dies, she wants to keep the child, but not otherwise, and she wants the doctor to give him an honest verdict on his chances. But the doctor is disturbed by her request, because his answer will directly affect the life or death of another human being. Is he entitled to play God? Written by
Michael Brooke <email@example.com>
By the looks of it, Krzysztof Kieślowski must have been pretty depressed when he directed the first two installments of "Dekalog", for they are both bleak, tragic, and almost brutally dark. However, they are both great films and they make me excited for what is to come in following episodes.
In this episode, there is much focus on themes of life, death, and morals. It's a very slow episode that will likely bore most viewers who are not used to art house films. At first, it was almost painfully slow, but as the film continues it becomes more and more powerful and intriguing. It's plot becomes highly engaging and the brilliant performances, music, and cinematography work together to make this film a near masterpiece!
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