Krzysztof Kieślowski's full length feature A Short Film About Killing is expanded from an episode of his acclaimed cycle of short films based on the Ten Commandments, Dekalog. A Short Film About Killing is based on the Fifth Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Kill, and is a psychological vivisection of the brutal and senseless murder of a taxi driver by a young drifter, with no explanation offered, and no extenuating circumstances given. Kieślowski demonstrates his skill and dexterity as a master of suspense, keeping tensions rising and viewers in knots, producing a searing, powerful moral indictment of capital punishment.
Presentation of the film by Thierry Jousse
Interview with film critic Annette Insdorff,
Interview with director of photography Slawomir Idziak
Interview with filmmaker Agneszka Holland