The Decalogue (1989– )
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Decalogue Five: Thou Shalt Not Kill 

Dekalog, piec (original title)
"Thou shalt not kill" - a shorter, slightly less graphic version of 'A Short Film About Killing', but the plot is essentially the same: murder followed by execution, two killings, one ... See full summary »
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Krzysztof Globisz ...
Piotr
Jan Tesarz ...
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Police Inspector
Barbara Dziekan ...
Cashier
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Aleksander Bednarz
Zbigniew Borek
Wladyslaw Byrdy
Iwona Glebicka
Elzbieta Helman
Helena Kowalczykowa ...
Old Lady
Olgierd Lukaszewicz
Maciej Maciejewski
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"Thou shalt not kill" - a shorter, slightly less graphic version of 'A Short Film About Killing', but the plot is essentially the same: murder followed by execution, two killings, one illegal, one legal, both hideous. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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A modern parable
13 March 1999 | by (Santa Fe, NM) – See all my reviews

"Thou shalt not kill." The fifth in Kieslowski's film meditations on the ten commandments, Dekalog 5 is a wretched, wrenching tale about crime, conscience and punishment. It is an all-too-straightforward and unflinching story of a nineteen-year-old boy who commits a brutal murder. Still, as in all the Dekalog films, the real story is behind the story somehow, lying in wait for the thoughtful viewer.


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