Dekalog (1989–1990)
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"I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt have no other God but me." Ten-year-old Pawel and his father Krzysztof run their lives on their beloved home computer, while Pawel's aunt worries that his... See full summary »
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Henryk Baranowski Henryk Baranowski ... Krzysztof
Wojciech Klata ... Pawel
Maja Komorowska ... Irena
Artur Barcis ... Man in the Sheepskin
Agnieszka Brustman Agnieszka Brustman ... Chess Player
Maciej Borninski Maciej Borninski
Magdalena Mikolajczak Magdalena Mikolajczak ... Journalist (as M. Sroga-Mikolajczyk)
Maria Gladkowska ... Girl
Anna Smal-Romanska Anna Smal-Romanska
Ewa Kania Ewa Kania ... Ewa Jezierska
Maciej Slawinski Maciej Slawinski
Aleksandra Kisielewska Aleksandra Kisielewska ... Woman
Piotr Wyrzykowski Piotr Wyrzykowski
Aleksandra Majsiuk Aleksandra Majsiuk ... Ola
Bozena Wróbel Bozena Wróbel
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"I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt have no other God but me." Ten-year-old Pawel and his father Krzysztof run their lives on their beloved home computer, while Pawel's aunt worries that his spiritual education is being neglected. But Pawel is too busy enjoying life, not least thanks to his father's Christmas present of a pair of ice skates, because the computer has calculated that the frozen lake is safe to skate across... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Drama

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Country:

Poland | West Germany

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

10 December 1989 (Poland) See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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After Pawel uses his computer to unlock the front door, the next shot of his computer monitor still shows the door as locked. See more »

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References Don't Look Now (1973) See more »

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Amazing...
2 February 2003 | by gravity_eyelidsSee all my reviews

I've seen parts one, seven, and eight. Of the three Part One is definitely the most moving. Somehow it just seemed so realistic. It really drove the point of human logic being fallible. In fact, I was so absorbed in the movie that immediately after watching it I almost felt like I had been the one involved in the spiritual crisis.

I really appreciate how Kieslowski managed to convey the essence of the first commandment (Thou shalt have no other God before me) without being preachy. In fact, religion hardly came into play at all. This gave the film a more universal appeal, by expressing themes that are relevant to those outside of the Christian religion.

The cinematography is impressive, especially this one scene where an ink blot appears from nowhere on the main character's work. It really sets the stage for the ending.

Of all Kieslowski's works that I have seen so far, this is easily the one I appreciate the most.


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