Dekalog (1989–1990)
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"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife". Roman, after discovering his impotence, urges his wife Hanka to take a lover. She reluctantly complies, and Roman, despite his earlier words, ... See full summary »
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Hanka
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Roman
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Bicyclist
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Mariusz
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Ola
Katarzyna Piwowarczyk ...
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Mikolaj
Malgorzata Boratynska
Renata Berger
Janusz Cywinski
Jolanta Cichon
Slawomir Kwiatkowski
Dariusz Przychoda
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"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife". Roman, after discovering his impotence, urges his wife Hanka to take a lover. She reluctantly complies, and Roman, despite his earlier words, becomes obsessively jealous. Spying on her, he learns of her affair, and vows to kill himself - not knowing that Hanka was in fact breaking off the relationship... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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29 June 1990 (Poland)  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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A compressed domestic tragedy founded on impotence
10 June 2000 | by (amherst, MA) – See all my reviews

Eventually, this episode from the DEKALOG series will take on a life of its own. Beginning with a melodramatic premise-- a successful young doctor afflicted with irremediable impotence instructs his loving wife to take a lover-- Kieslowski constructs a 50 minute drama of extraordinary impact, the end of which is an affirmation of their marriage as a spiritual state these partners only half-perceive themselves. I called the film tragic above, but its arc parallels Shakespeare's late romance, THE WINTER'S TALE, right down to a near-miraculous conclusion. A lovely piece of work.


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