Kieslowski – A Short Film About Killing (Art Movie 1988)


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A Short Film About Killing (1988) / Krótki film o zabijaniu
DVD9 / NTSC 16:9 | 01:20:49 | 5,9 Gb / Audio Polish | Subs: English
Genre: Crime, Drama | 7 wins | Poland

Kino proudly makes Krzysztof Kieslowski's A Short Film About Killing available for the first time on US home video and DVD. An expansion of and a departure from Episode V of Kieslowski's famed European TV series Decalogue (Episode VI was adapted into A Short Film About Love, also available on Kino DVD), this theatrically released film is a haunting vision of the brutality of modern life and an ethical puzzle pitting random coincidence against irresistible fate. A Short Film About Killing employs a rich arsenal of cinematic imagination to create a persuasive portrait of savagery and redemption. "It's not only an artistic triumph," said The Chicago Tribune, "it's a nerve shredder."

IMDB Link - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095468/

Despite occupying three different worlds within a decrepit modern Warsaw, three strangers unknowingly share a parallel destiny. In the shadows of a hellish housing project, a misanthropic cabby lavishes scorn on everyone and everything he sees. On a downtown sidewalk, a young drifter searches for himself in a shop window reflection while hiding his face from the police. Inside a privileged academic cloister, a would-be attorney defends his optimism in an oral bar exam. Through an appalling act of violence, cabby, drifter and lawyer are united in a shocking spectacle of wasted life that defies morality, upends empathy and makes martyrs of monsters.

In A Short Film About Killing, Kieslowski has created a stunning rust-hued world of hard edged irony and sublime humanity while performing a detailed autopsy of a decaying society as barbaric as the crimes it abhors. In fact, Kieslowski's film fed the personal outrage and national debate that would lead to a repeal of Poland's draconian capital punishment statutes.

EXTRAS
* Interview with Cinematographer Slawomir Idziak
* Interview with Kieslowski collaborator Annette Insdorf
* Interview with film-maker Agnieszka Holland
* Examination of the film by writer Antonin Liehm
* A Night Porter's Point of View (1977, 17 min.) - A short documentary by Krzysztof Kieslowski
* Kieslowski Filmography
* Theatrical Trailer
* A Kieslowski Trailer Gallery

PS. Maybe its time to move on, from curse of books and fill in things with some handpicked Movies and Music but Im not give up books..
Pay Attention to Photography, Hue and colors of this movie, naturality and Love of being filmed, plus wonderful music score (Zbigniew Preisner) which I have separately if needed...