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Dekalog 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (1989–1990)
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Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.
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1990   1989  
Top Rated TV #19 | 9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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...  Young Man / ... 9 episodes, 1989
...  Andrzej / ... 3 episodes, 1989
...  Consultant 2 episodes, 1989
...  Tomek 2 episodes, 1989
...  Dorota Geller 2 episodes, 1989
...  Roman 2 episodes, 1989
...  Taxi Driver 2 episodes, 1989
Stanislaw Gawlik ...  Postman 2 episodes, 1989
...  Gynecologist 2 episodes, 1989
Katarzyna Piwowarczyk ...  Ania 2 episodes, 1989
Maciej Szary 2 episodes, 1989
Henryk Baranowski ...  Krzysztof 2 episodes, 1989
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This is a series of ten shorts created for Polish Television, with plots loosely based upon the Ten Commandments, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. Two of these, Dekalog 5 and 6, are shorter cuts from the feature-length films--Krotki film o zabijaniu (A Short Film About Killing) and Krotki film o milosci (A Short Film About Love), respectively. They deal with the emotional turmoil suffered by humanity, when instinctual acts and societal morality conflict. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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10 December 1989 (Poland)  »

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Dekalog  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$16,807, 23 June 2000, Limited Release

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$99,360, 2 October 2016
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1.33 : 1
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In the 2002 Sight & Sound poll to determine the greatest films of all time, Dekalog and A Short Film About Killing received votes from 4 critics and 3 directors, including Ebert, New Yorker critic David Denby, and director Mira Nair. See more »

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Referenced in Smala Sussie (2003) See more »

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One of the Greatest
9 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this amazing series at the San Francisco Film Festival, and so had the privilege of experiencing it on a large screen. The program was sold as a package deal, and in 1990, not much was known about the director and the work itself was completely unknown. From the first frame, those of us who took a chance knew we had really hit a winner early on. Every night, two episodes were screened. It proved to be a real binding experience. Each subsequent viewing provides fresh insight. Timeless, it continues to fascinate and illuminate. Each episode could possibly stand on its own, and the fact that it was a miniseries only enhances its power. On the basis of this experience, I chose to see Denmark's THE KINGDOM, PARTS I & II when the Film Festival ran them in the mid-90's.


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