Decalogue Three

Ewa (Maria Pakulnis) uses a clever ruse to disrupt Christmas Eve at the home of her former lover Janusz (Daniel Olbrychski) and his family. She lures him out of his apartment and leads him on an all-night wild goose chase around the city. Their relationship had ended amicably—or so Janusz believes. Ewa had agreed to let him return to his family. But as it turns out, her consent was feigned and forced by circumstances. Despondent with grief and jealousy, she now tries to rekindle the old flame.

Production: 1988
Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Screenplay: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Cinematography: Piotr Sobociński
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
Cast: Daniel Olbrychski, Maria Pakulnis, Joanna Szczepkowska