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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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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Should be mandatory for court juries!
7 July 1999 | by (Turin, Italy) – See all my reviews

A brutally straightforward tale of murder and capital punishment by the state. So painfully slow and accurate in the description of capital punishment (from the preparation of the gallow to the victim p***ing in his own pants before dying) it has the power to change your mind about death penalty. The whole Dekalog originated from this story: the Dekalog screenwriter was the powerless lawyer unsuccessfully trying to defend and then console the accused.


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