A Short Film About Killing
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On a somber March day, the paths of three men cross: the cabbie Marian cleans his car, the lawyer Piotr celebrates passing his bar exam while in the same café, 20-year-old Jacek prepares his murder weapon. The film is a psychological and ethical study of murder. A sensation at the Cannes film festival and recipient of numerous awards, A Short Film About Killing opened the door to an international career for director, Krzysztof Kieslowski.

Accolades

1990 Bodil Awards – winner. 1988 Cannes Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize, Jury Prize winner, Palme d’Or – nomination. 1988 European Film Awards – European Film Award – winner. 1990 French Syn- dicate of Cinema Critics – Critics Award – winner. 1988 Polish Film Festival – Golden Lions – winner. 1990 Robert Festival – winner.

Cast & Crew

Written by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz. Cinematography by Sławomir Idziak. Pro- duction design: Halina Dobrowolska. Music by Zbigniew Preisner. Film editing by Ewa Smal. Produc- tion management: Ryszard Chutkowski. © Studio Filmowe Tor. Cast: Mirosław Baka (Jacek Łazar), Krzysztof Globisz (Piotr Balicki), Jan Tesarz (Waldemar Rekowski), Zbigniew Zapasiewicz (Advocate), Barbara Dziekan (Cashier), Aleksander Bednarz (Executioner), Jerzy Zass (Prison Warden), Zdzislaw Tobiasz (Judge), Artur Barciś (Young Man), Krystyna Janda (Dorota), Olgierd Łukaszewicz (Andrzej).