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A Short Film About Love

5

Using a stolen telescope, a young postal clerk in a Warsaw apartment block spies obsessively on an older woman in the flat opposite. Naturally she finds out... But she responds in a way he could hardly have anticipated.

The late, great Krzysztof Kieslowski's study of erotic yearnings is typically bleak and sardonic. Starting its life as the made-for-TV Dekalog 6: Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery, part of a series based around the 10 Commandments, this version was expanded - and considerably altered - for cinematic showing. Voyeurism, stalking, amour fou all are handled by the Polish master with dry, laconic humour and a certain wry compassion.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 1st 2004

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