The Decalogue - Series 1, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife

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Episode Info

Impotent Roman (Piotr Machalica) encourages his wife to see other men, then becomes jealous when, after much hesitation, she does so.

Cast

Artur Barcis
as Young Man/ Bicyclist / Survey Crewman
Jerzy Trela
as Mikolaj
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 Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife

With a Hitchcockian sense of visual detail and suspense, Kieslowski burrows into the husband's growing insecurity... The outcome is near fatal, and completely human.

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

Nakedly emotional (if slow-moving).

April 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Kieslowski wants us to see the many angles to the health of a heart. How much can it take? In Roman and Hanka's case, a lot.

April 4, 2017 | Full Review…

If Decalogue IX's melodramatic plot developments make this installment the most reminiscent of soap opera, Kieslowski still manages to elevate things with some striking imagery.

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

Very sad and deeply compelling.

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

A complex, unsettling movie that digs deep to find the 'irreducible' in people, but offers no simplistic answers.

April 4, 2017 | Full Review…

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