Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.
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 Young Man / ... (9 episodes, 1989)
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 Andrzej / ... (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Tomek (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Roman (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Taxi Driver (2 episodes, 1989)
Katarzyna Piwowarczyk ...
 Ania (2 episodes, 1989)
Henryk Baranowski ...
 Krzysztof (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Dorota Geller (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Consultant (2 episodes, 1989)
Stanislaw Gawlik ...
 Postman (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Gynecologist (2 episodes, 1989)
Maciej Szary
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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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$16,807 (USA) (23 June 2000)

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$99,360 (USA) (30 September 2016)
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Kieslowski expanded Five and Six into longer feature films (A Short Film About Killing and A Short Film About Love), using the same cast and changing the stories slightly. This was part of a contractual obligation with the producers, since feature films were easier to distribute outside Poland. In 2000, the series was released on five DVDs, each containing two parts of about 2 hours. See more »

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Brilliant series
13 July 2000 | by (Boston, Ma) – See all my reviews

I would have hoped more people would have seen this superb collection of 10 short films, now that is available on video and DVD and has played on the Sundance channel. If you haven't, you are missing out on 10 superb masterpieces. Yes, they are slow-moving and some of them are very depressing, but what did you expect from this director, Adam Sandler? The acting, writing, direction, and music are all near perfection. 2 corrections to make from the earlier reviewer, these films are not in black and white, but in a very muted, monochromatic color. Also you should see them in sequence as 2 of the earlier episodes are referred to in the 8th and 10th episodes.


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