A Short Film About Killing

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  • Genre(s): Crime Drama
  • Release year: 1988
  • Running time: 85 min
A Short Film About Killing (Polish: Krótki film o zabijaniu) 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... read more

A Short Film About Killing (Polish: Krótki film o zabijaniu) 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 Dekalog: Five of the Polish television series Dekalog. 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.

Original Release

03/11/1988

Cast

Directors

Krzysztof Kieslowski

Writers

Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz

Cast

Miroslaw Baka Jacek Lazar
Krzysztof Globisz Piotr Balicki
Jan Tesarz Waldemar Rekowski
Zbigniew Zapasiewicz Przewodniczacy Komisji
Barbara Dziekan Bileterka
Aleksander Bednarz Kat
Jerzy Zass Naczelnik
Zdzisław Tobiasz Judge
Olgierd Lukaszewicz Andrzej
Wieslaw Bednarz (as W. Bednarz)
Leonard Andrzejewski Kumpel pijanego na postoju taksówek (as L. Andrzejewski)
Zbigniew Borek (as Z. Borek)
Andrzej Gawronski (as A. Gawronski)
Ryszard W. Borsucki (as W. Borsucki)
Henryk Guzek (as H. Guzek)
Wladyslaw Byrdy (as W. Byrdy)
Iwona Glebicka (as I. Glebicka)
Elzbieta Helman Beatka
Krystyna Janda Dorota
Artur Barcis Young Man

Producers

Editors

Ewa Smal

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