Decalogue VI. ★★★★★

An acute, voyeuristic study of the nature of obsession and passion, VI proposes a Kieślowskian take on “thou shalt not covet” through the consistently imbalanced relationship between a teenaged peeping tom and his mature, unwilling objet du désir. Witold Adamek’s handheld, leering camera (which carries into his and Kieślowski’s feature-length rendition, A Short Film About Love) provides both the immediacy of emotions between two people and the private lives behind every window in the somber apartment block wherein each of these ten micro-dramas unfolds.