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A Short Film About Love (1988)
"Krótki film o milosci" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  20 April 1989 (West Germany)
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An innocent virgin spies on his frontal neighbor and falls in love with her, thus starts using tricks on her which he hopes will lead to them meeting.

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19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when the two finally meet, they discover that they have a lot more in common than appeared at first sight... Written by Michael Brooke <>

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A Short Film About Love is an expanded film version of part of The Decalogue. See more »


When Tomek goes out onto the roof above Magda's flat, his black eye and split lip are gone. They reappear when he goes back into the building. See more »


Remade as Ek Chhotisi Love Story (2002) See more »

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love and life
8 April 2002 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

I have watched this movie 10 years ago when I was feeling that love was an impossible happiness to achieve and it always accompanied disappointments.

Now that I am a happy man and I am not so pessimistic about love and life. However, this movie still fills my soul with wonder: How can love, disappointments and life be described so beautiful, like a poem, stylish and touching...

I will remember it as long as I believe in love.

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