Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.
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 Andrzej / ... (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Consultant (2 episodes, 1989)
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 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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$16,807 (USA) (23 June 2000)

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$99,360 (USA) (2 October 2016)
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The ten films are titled simply by number (e.g. Dekalog: One). According to Roger Ebert's introduction to the DVD set, Kieslowski said that the films did not correspond exactly to the commandments, and never used their names himself. See more »

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Spoofed in The Ten (2007) See more »

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Don't read this review - watch the movie
4 December 2000 | by (Brussels) – See all my reviews

If ever there was a good reason to start learning Polish, the Dekalog series is the definitive reason. The extent to which Kieslowski goes to show us what it is to be human, cannot be compared to the work of any film-maker. Yes, Ken Loach is the master of the social drama, and Lars Von Trier is without a doubt the best experimental melodramatist, but Kieslowski just manages to outclass them both in 10 powerful, striking and breath-taking stories losely based on the 10 Commandments. It's a must-see, don't take my word for it...go watch it !


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