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A Short Film About Love (1988)

Krótki film o milosci (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 4 August 1995 (USA)
An innocent virgin spies on his frontal neighbor and falls in love with her, thus starts using tricks on her which he hopes will lead to them meeting.
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Complete credited cast:
Grazyna Szapolowska ... Magda
Olaf Lubaszenko ... Tomek
Stefania Iwinska ... Godmother
Piotr Machalica ... Roman
Artur Barcis ... Young Man
Hanna Chojnacka Hanna Chojnacka ... Miroslawa (as M. Chojnacka)
Stanislaw Gawlik ... Postman (as S. Gawlik)
Tomasz Gradowski Tomasz Gradowski ... (as T. Gradowski)
Rafal Imbro Rafal Imbro ... (as R. Imbro)
Jan Piechocinski ... (as J. Piechocinski)
Krzysztof Koperski Krzysztof Koperski ... Gasman in Magda's Apartment (as K. Koperski)
Jaroslawa Michalewska Jaroslawa Michalewska ... Post-Office Clerk (as J. Michalewska)
Malgorzata Rozniatowska ... Angry Postmaster (as M. Rozniatowska)
Emilia Ziólkowska Emilia Ziólkowska ... Old Woman at Post-Office (as E. Ziólkowska)
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Storyline

19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when the two finally meet, they discover that they have a lot more in common than appeared at first sight... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | Portuguese

Release Date:

4 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Short Film About Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

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Production Co:

Zespol Filmowy "Tor" See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

A Short Film About Love is an expanded film version of part of The Decalogue. See more »

Goofs

When Tomek goes out onto the roof above Magda's flat, his black eye and split lip are gone. They reappear when he goes back into the building. See more »

Quotes

Magda: Why are you peeping at me?
Tomek: Because I love you. I really do.
Magda: And what do you want?
Tomek: I don't know.
Magda: Do you want to kiss me?
Tomek: No.
Magda: Perhaps you want to make love to me?
Tomek: No.
Magda: Want to go away with me? To the lakes, or to Budapest?
Tomek: No.
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A Surprisingly Moving, Powerful Film
3 March 2000 | by JTatum-2See all my reviews

I was not sure what to expect from this film as it is the only the second Polish film of Kieslowski's I have seen. Now it is one of my favorite foreign films and probably my second favorite Kieslowski film, under Red. I was so glued to the television while watching this because I was truly interested in the characters. I saw the 85 minute version and I can say it went very fast because I was completely wrapped up in the story. The passion that these two characters showed is something rarely seen in film. The fact that it was such a simple film with simple characters is quite important as well because it added to the feel of the film. I recommend anyone who can find this film see it.


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