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Dekalog 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (1989–1990)
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Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Artur Barcis ...  Young Man / ... 9 episodes, 1989
Olgierd Lukaszewicz ...  Andrzej Geller 3 episodes, 1989
Aleksander Bardini ...  Consultant 2 episodes, 1989
Olaf Lubaszenko ...  Tomek 2 episodes, 1989
Krystyna Janda ...  Dorota Geller 2 episodes, 1989
Piotr Machalica ...  Roman 2 episodes, 1989
Jan Tesarz ...  Taxi Driver 2 episodes, 1989
Stanislaw Gawlik ...  Postman 2 episodes, 1989
Krzysztof Kumor ...  Gynecologist 2 episodes, 1989
Katarzyna Piwowarczyk Katarzyna Piwowarczyk ...  Ania 2 episodes, 1989
Maciej Szary Maciej Szary ...  Apartment Caretaker 2 episodes, 1989
Henryk Baranowski 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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Drama

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Country:

Poland | West Germany

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

10 December 1989 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Decalogue See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,532, 4 September 2016

Gross USA:

$762,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$762,214
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Runtime:

| (10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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He used a different cinematographer for each episode except III and IX, in both of which Piotr Sobocinski was director of photography. See more »

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Ten highly sophisticated moral plays
4 January 2006 | by BasBenSee all my reviews

The Decalogue is without doubt a monument of movie history. The ten films are apparently based on the ten commandments, but this relationship is tentative. Kieslowski himself commented that "the films should be influenced by the individual Commandments to the same degree that the Commandments influence our daily lives". The amazing thing about them is that they are much more than a series of abstract cinematic emblems. Assisted by superlative acting, they acquire each their own depth, their own real personalities and complex dilemmas. Kieslowski presents a cinematic view of morality that is about as sophisticated as it gets. A grand achievement of one of the great film-makers of the twentieth century.


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