this is the most funny and light-hearted of the series (though i haven’t seen numbers 1, 2 and 3). kieslowski operates on several levels in each of his ten stories in this series. his short films also carry a common theme of the past having an impact on the present. in many of the films in the series we don’t see something that is integral to what the characters are dealing with. in this one it’s the treatment and subsequent death from a curmugeon of a father. we only see the sons dealing with his passing. as it turns out the end up acting much like the father they disliked, but it’s dealt with in an uncharacteristically funny way so as to end the series on a lighter note. rather than watching the entire series as i intend on doing, i would recommend this one and number six.