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A Short Film about Killing


"A Short Film About Killing" is a 1988 film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring Mirosław Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, and Jan Tesarz. Written by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz, the film was expanded from Decalogue V of the Polish television series The Decalogue. Set in Warsaw, Poland, the film compares the senseless, violent murder of an individual to the cold, calculated execution by the state. A Short Film About Killing won both the Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the European Film Award for Best Film. It is one of the 11 films that have been selected for preservation by National Film Archive of India.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Film (2011)

by Eric Michael Mazur

Two episodes, Dekalog “V” and “VI,” were extended and re- named Krótki film o zabijaniu (A Short Film About Killing, 1988) and Krótki film o mił ̄os ́ci (A Short Film About Love, 1988), respectively. These two films were given theatrical release ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film (2000)

Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young

see Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter Krotki Film o Zabijaniu (A Short Film About Killing) 1987, (Pol), color, 85 mins.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Capital Punishment in the United States, 2d ed. (2008)

by Louis J. Palmer, Jr.

A Short Film About Killing, starring Miroslaw Baka (1987): Polish film of man on death row. Rampage, directed by William Friedkin (1988): Story ofa prosecutor's efforts to obtain the death penalty for a man who killed a family. The Thin Blue ...

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