A Short Film About Killing ★★★★

My very first film from Krzysztof Kieślowski did not disappoint. I’m not too familiar with him as a director besides knowing of the Decalogue, the Colours trilogy, and Veronique. Based off this movie though, he really knows how to convey a story that most people would rather ignore. From my brief research, I know that much of what happens in this movie is true (with another part omitted that I couldn’t even imagine because of how inhumane it all is). The performances in this movie are all pretty amazing, and the cinematography is something else. There are a lot of filters that give this movie a yellow or brown look that takes a moment to get used to, but once you do, it feels like a powerful tool for us as the audience to connect more with the brutality of murder and capital punishment. Amazing stuff.

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