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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 »
Awards:
9 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
(23 articles)
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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:
Referenced in Slim Susie (2003)See more »

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37 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Made for TV, it's a masterpiece in any forum., 17 January 2005
Author: warisill from Austin, TX

It's worth noting that about the same time this was airing on censored, Communist Poland TV, America was airing the "Heart to Heart reunion" and "V". Obviously, the Ten Commandments themes that it reportedly addressed in order are not actually in order, some of the shorts address two and even three commandments. No worries, though.

This collection is a masterpiece. It's a major accomplishment with every film short being watchable, and some being unquestionable masterpieces. Kieszlowski is a master of presenting both sides of the argument; the pregnant, cheating wife and the cuckolded husband's doctor; the peeping Tom and the lonely woman; the atheist father and the religious sister.

The final film centers on two brothers who inherit the stamp collection of their recently deceased father. They come to find that the collection is priceless and they scheme to sell it, mistrusting their father's former colleagues and ultimately one another. But despite their eventual downfall, the brothers find something of value from their folly. It's wonderfully affirming without being sentimental. That sentence probably describes most of these shorts.

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