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The nightmare of bureaucracy

This was just a student short by Krzysztof Kieslowski, but it shows the humane eye of a master filmmaker who would later battle the very forces at work here. The clinical tone of the clerks, the sad faces of the clients, and the mountains of paperwork speak volumes about government agencies – in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.


"State what you've done throughout your lifetime." A very fine piece of cinema.

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