Life as a Sexually Transmitted Fatal Disease
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Life as a Sexually Transmitted Fatal Disease
The title of this film -- taken from graffiti on a wall near director Krzysztof Zanussi's home -- provides ironic commentary on its subject, which revolves around a doctor's questioning of his beliefs when he is confronted with terminal illness. Tomasz (Zbigniew Zapasiewicz) is first seen working as the doctor on the set of a French movie production about the life of Saint Bernard. After his work is finished, he returns to Warsaw, where he makes the unpleasant discovery that he has cancer. Tomasz' only hope is an expensive operation in Paris, and he is forced to ask his ex-wife… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Moving but grim meditation on death."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It holds the attention of moviegoers who go to the theater not so much to escape from the problems of life but to come to grips with them."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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