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.