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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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10 stories you'll want to talk about long after you've watched them 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:
572 min | 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 »
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Referenced in Slim Susie (2003)See more »

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41 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
10 stories you'll want to talk about long after you've watched them, 25 July 2000
Author: Duane A. Neitzel from Richland, Washington

`Dekalog' **** There are some `movies' that are hard to describe. `Dekalog' is one. It's not really a movie. It is a ten part made-for-TV mini series. Don't remember seeing `Dekalog' when it was first shown on TV? Neither do I. `Dekalog' was made for made for Polish TV in 1987 by Krzysztof Kieslowski (`Blue', `White', `Red' and `Double Life Veronique'). Each segment of `Dekalog' is about one hour and is thematically driven by one of the 10 Commandments. All the stories take place in the same high rise apartment in Warsaw. The characters in each of the stories don't necessarily overlap, yet we see some of the characters from one story walk through another. This lack of overlap is also true of the stories and the commandments. Even knowing which commandment was the basis for a story, I couldn't always see a direct correlation. It's as if Kieslowski and his co-writer Krzysztof Piesiewicz view the 10 Commandments as a ruler to measure one's actions, a curb to provide bounds for one's choices or maybe a mirror to reflect on one's life. This reflective view of the commandments comes through in each of the stories. In "I Am the Lord Our God" a young boy and his father rely on a computer to decide whether or not it's safe to go out on the ice. "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" is about a young boy who spies on and stalks the woman next door. Magda, his neighbor, is free and easy. And when she finds out about the young voyeur, she sets out prove there is no such things as love. Commandment by commandment Kieslowski provides us our own voyeuristic moment into the lives of the people in this one Warsaw apartment. This is truly a great movie. Buy a copy and watch the stories with another movie fan. Dekalog contains 10 stories that you'll want to talk about long after you've watched them.

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