A Short Film About Love

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Release Date 1988-10-21
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A Short Film About Love

A Short Film About Love is a Polish romantic drama film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring Grażyna Szapołowska and Olaf Lubaszenko. Written by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz, the film is about a young post office worker deeply in love with a promiscuous older woman who lives in an adjacent apartment building. After spying on her through a telescope, he meets and declares his love for this jaded woman who long ago gave up on believing in love. She responds to his innocence by initiating him on the basic fact of life—that there is no love, only sex. A Short Film About Love is an expanded film version of Decalogue VI, part of Kieślowski's 1988 Polish language ten-part television series, The Decalogue. The film is set in Warsaw.

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Actors & Characters

Olaf Lubaszenko Olaf Lubaszenko Tomek Tomek
Stefania Iwińska Stefania Iwińska Godmother Godmother
Artur Barciś Artur Barciś Young Man Young Man
Piotr Machalica Piotr Machalica Roman Roman
Hanka Chojnacka Hanka Chojnacka Miroslawa Miroslawa
Stanisław Gawlik Stanisław Gawlik Postman Postman
Tomasz Gradowski Tomasz Gradowski Gazownik w mieszkaniu Magdy Gazownik w mieszkaniu Magdy
Rafał Imbro Rafał Imbro Kochanek Magdy Kochanek Magdy
Jan Piechociński Jan Piechociński Kochanek Magdy Kochanek Magdy
Grażyna Szapołowska Grażyna Szapołowska Magda Magda

Staff

Witold Adamek Cinematography
Krzysztof Kieślowski Director
Ewa Smal Editor
Zbigniew Preisner Music
Ryszard Chutkowski Producer
Krzysztof Kieślowski Writer
Krzysztof Piesiewicz Writer