The Decalogue: Season 1, Episode 5

Decalogue Five: Thou Shalt Not Kill (1 Jun. 1990)
"Dekalog, piec" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Whoa.
12 May 2005 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Decalogue 5 left me speechless.

It left me shaking my head in despair. It left me moved about humanity. It made me take a hard honest look at the world around me. It left me raw and abraded. It left me feeling cold about humanity and its inherent evil. It left me feeling deeply touched by humanity and its inherent goodness. It made me rethink my concepts about justice. It made me rethink my concepts about compassion. It left my mind in a total state of shock reeling from the last image. It made me feel like a whirlwind millennia of humanity just washed past me.

All this in one hour.

In short, whoa.


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