Wednesday, April 2, 2008

a short film about killing

In Krzystof Kieslowski's film, the issue of the death penalty is addressed. Through a heartfelt and personable story, Kieslowski makes his viewers assess their stance on whether or not capital punishment is the correct response to murder charges. While the main character, Lucja, is obviously in the wrong for killing the cab driver, Kieslowski characterizes him as helpless and sorrowful 'boy', ultimately hoping to make the audience feel sorry for Lucja. In doing this, Kieslowski is trying to make viewers reevaluate their stances on the death penalty. By watching this film I was further convinced that capital punishment is an unjust and horrible act that should be outlawed worldwide.

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