Decalogue Nine

Roman (Piotr Michalica), a nearly forty-year-old heart surgeon, is diagnosed with irreversible erectile dysfunction by a colleague. He fears for the future of his marriage, though his wife Hanka (Ewa Błaszczyk) loves him unconditionally and has no intention of leaving. Roman nevertheless becomes increasingly jealousy. He spies on his wife and witnesses her tryst with a young lover (Jan Jankowski). Hanka convinces her husband that it was just a meaningless fling. They make up and even resolve to adopt a child—after taking some time off from each other. Hanka goes skiing in the mountains, unaware of her lover’s intents to do the same. Roman discovers the young man’s plans and, believing that his wife has deceived him, attempts suicide.

Production: 1988
Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Screenplay: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Cinematography: Piotr Sobociński
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
Cast: Ewa Błaszczyk, Piotr Machalica