The Decalogue - Series 1, Episode 7 - Rotten Tomatoes

Thou Shalt Not Steal

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Episode Info

When Majka (Maja Barelkowska) gets tired of pretending that her illegitimate daughter is her sister, she kidnaps the girl and takes on her mother, who has been posing as the child's mother.

Cast

Artur Barcis
as Young Man/ Bicyclist / Survey Crewman
Bozena Dykiel
as Ticket Woman
Jan Tesarz
as Taxi Driver
Krystyna Janda
as Dorota Geller
Miros?aw Baka
as Lazar Jacek
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Critic reviews for Thou Shalt Not Steal

Typical of the series, there is enough back story to caution us against quick moral judgment.

April 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Interesting mainly for how Kieslowski and Piesiewicz play with the notion of people "belonging" to each other and shift viewer sympathies back and forth between the two main characters.

April 5, 2017 | Full Review…

A fruitful meditation upon the subtle and not-so-subtle ways we steal the love from someone else's life.

April 4, 2017 | Full Review…

There is a little bit of the Ten Commandments in Decalogue VII... but there's even more Brothers Grimm.

April 4, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Awfully confusing for such a simple story and not particularly successful in the end.

April 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

April 4, 2017 | Full Review…

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