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Dekalog 07 - Thou Shalt Not Steal (1988)

Original Title : Dekalog, siedem
Director : Krzysztof Kieslowski
Writer : Krzysztof Kieslowski
Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Country : Poland
Language : Polish
Producer : Ryszard Chutkowski
Music : Zbigniew Preisner
Photography : Dariusz Kuc
IMDB ID : 0094989
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Dekalog 07 - Thou Shalt Not Steal (1988) - Krzysztof Kieslowski
 

Starring

Anna Polony Ewa
Maja Barelkowska Majka
Wladyslaw Kowalski Stefan
Boguslaw Linda Wojtek
Bozena Dykiel Ticket Woman
Katarzyna Piwowarczyk Ania
 

Plot

"Thou shalt not steal" - but in this case the 'theft' is of a child by her real mother, who then finds herself emotionally unable to cope with the responsibility, while the stable and loving family that brought the child up are distraught.
 

Comments

Another Freudian Forray into Child-Parent Relationship Custody battle between 22 year-old mother and her own mother over daughter born to the former when she was just 16.Thus, touches on overweening parental possessiveness alluded to in IV, VI and VIII. Very modest in scope, using few actors, a minimum of sets. Like VI, it suffers from lack of credibility: the young mother, a reasonably intelligent woman, undertakes a rather scatterbrained kidnap. Too much of the conflict takes place in the past, not in the movie itself. And, yes, there's color coding. Despite its shortcomings, the anguish is real, and deep enough to force one to recall one's own relationship with one's parents: Another Freudian foray.
 
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Dekalog 07 - Thou Shalt Not Steal (1988) - Krzysztof Kieslowski
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Dekalog 07 - Thou Shalt Not Steal (1988) - Krzysztof Kieslowski
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