Love and Sex Separated—Dekalog: Nine (1988)
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After being diagnosed with permanent impotence, a husband begins to suspect his wife is having an affair. This is the ninth installment of Kieslowski’s Dekalog, a Polish film series inspired by the Ten Commandments.
The writers of this series yet again return to the theme of weak husbands and fathers failing to claim their rights and therefore to fulfil their duties —in this case, a husband who does not protect the exclusive fidelity of the marriage bond.
But central to the episode is the question of whether love and sex can be separated in marriage —as well as sex and procreation. It suggests that when a married couple chooses not to have children, the door is opened to other kinds of selfishness as well.
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