Dekalog 7: 'Thou shalt not steal'


Time Out says

Kieslowski's camera roves past the windows of a Warsaw housing estate and looks in on a family of four. Majka (Barelkowska), a sad-faced woman in her early twenties, is having trouble comforting four-year-old Anka - screaming from nightmares about wolves - when she is roughly pushed aside by a 50-year-old woman. Majka herself takes comfort from her father, a gentle organ-pipe maker. What are the relationships between these four? And what is the cause of the awful tension in the air? Dekalog 7 is only nominally about stealing (Majka kidnaps Anka and takes the child to her teddy-bear-making ex-boyfriend's cabin in the Josefow woods). It is really a questioning - and insightful - examination of the difficulty of growing up (for all generations), and the true meaning and implications of fathering and mothering.


Release details

55 mins

Cast and crew

Krzysztof Kieslowski
Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Anna Polony
Maja Barelkowska
Wladyslaw Kowalski
Boguslaw Linda
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