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The Decalogue: :  -- Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.

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Release Date:
10 December 1989 (Poland) See more »
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Plot:
Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments. Full summary »
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9 wins See more »
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KIESLOWSKI- THE MASTERCRAFTSMAN See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Artur Barcis ... Young Man / ... (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
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Series Directed by
Krzysztof Kieslowski (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Krzysztof Kieslowski (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Krzysztof Piesiewicz (10 episodes, 1989-1990)

Series Produced by
Ryszard Chutkowski .... producer (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Original Music by
Zbigniew Preisner (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Wieslaw Zdort (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Piotr Sobocinski (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ewa Smal (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Production Design by
Halina Dobrowolska (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Halina Dobrowolska (1 episode, 1990)
 
Series Costume Design by
Hanna Cwiklo (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Malgorzata Obloza (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Olaf Lubaszenko .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Art Department
Waldemar Weiss .... construction coordinator (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Sound Department
Nikodem Wolk-Laniewski .... sound (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Malgorzata Jaworska .... sound (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Piotr Jaszczuk .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Editorial Department
Henryka Dancygier .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Music Department
Elzbieta Towarnicka .... musician: soprano (1 episode, 1990)
 
Series Other crew
Miroslawa Serafin .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dekalog" - Poland (original title)
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Runtime:
55 min (10 episodes)
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Director Stanley Kubrick described 'Dekalog' as the only masterpiece he could name in his lifetime.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in The Ten (2007)See more »

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65 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
KIESLOWSKI- THE MASTERCRAFTSMAN, 3 May 1999
Author: MANU-13 from Atlanta, GA

I am among those very fortunate few in this world to have seen the 'dekalog' series in a theater.And i am proud of it.I knew precious little about Kieslowski until i saw this series which was shown during the 29th international film festival of India, held at Trivandrum. ever since i have respected,admired and loved this man for his skills. Anybody can learn a lot from the these 10 little gems. Even a lot many contemporary so called serious movie makers have lots to learn from this extremely intelligent filmmaker.

Shot mostly in stark black and white, the camera seems to have a knack to bring out the faintest of internal turmoils each of the characters undergo. This man has proved how good an observer of life he is. His way of putting across ideas in a simple but intense manner will leave an everlasting impression in our minds.

'A short film about killing' and 'A short film about love' may have found its way to the theaters and gained more attention. But i strongly feel that one has to see all the 10 episodes (in any order and do note that) which covers issues from adultery to incest to treachery and what not. Even more amazing is the fact that all the episodes seem to have been shot in the same locality, covering the occupants of a large residential complex.There are very few characters in each episode(which is about an hour each)and they ALL seem to leave an imprint in our minds. Krzysztof Piesiewicz,the screenplay writer for all the episodes has done a marvellous job.But i am sure i have lost the essence of some of the dialogues as i saw only the subtitled versions.

There are no grandiose attempts while making these episodes-say through utilisation of huge sets or big stars or slick camera movements. It is kept down to earth,realistic and bereft of too many cinematic elements.The camera moves snail pace but something keeps you alert because you realise that the man behind it is making an attempt to speak not just though dialogues. I wish i got a chance to see more of his works and keep away from the commercial crap we are being forced to view everyday.

I sincerely hope more of Kieslowski's offerings find its way to my country and more people from all over the world get a chance to see the works of this genius. This man is SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL !!!

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How do you rate these ten films? redwoods168
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SOUNDTRACK [Dekalog X: Ani żadnej rzeczy, która je] claudiamcrr
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What is with the order? jtf1986
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