Dekalog (1989–1990)
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Dekalog, dwa 

"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain". An elderly doctor is approached by a woman with a complicated request. Her husband is gravely ill and may die, and she is ... See full summary »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Krystyna Janda ... Dorota Geller
Aleksander Bardini ... Consultant
Olgierd Lukaszewicz ... Andrzej Geller
Artur Barcis ... Hospital Orderly
Stanislaw Gawlik ... Postman
Krzysztof Kumor ... Gynecologist
Maciej Szary Maciej Szary ... Apartment Caretaker
Krystyna Bigelmajer Krystyna Bigelmajer ... Nurse
Jerzy Fedorowicz ... Janek
Karol Dillenius Karol Dillenius ... Patient
Piotr Siejka ... Doctor
Ewa Ekwinska Ewa Ekwinska ... Barbara
Aleksander Trabczynski Aleksander Trabczynski ... Friend of Dorota's lover
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"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain". An elderly doctor is approached by a woman with a complicated request. Her husband is gravely ill and may die, and she is pregnant by someone else. If her husband dies, she wants to keep the child, but not otherwise, and she wants the doctor to give him an honest verdict on his chances. But the doctor is disturbed by her request, because his answer will directly affect the life or death of another human being. Is he entitled to play God? 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:

11 May 1990 (Poland) See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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For me the strongest of the Dekalogs. A masterpiece of the great director
14 April 2009 | by famd-1See all my reviews

"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain" . The second in Kieslowski's film meditations on the ten commandments, Dekalog 2 is a tale about deep human questions, about life and death- but it is a simple story. Yes, it is an all-too-straightforward and unflinching story like all episodes. Yes, this is a very linear story.

Still, as in all the Dekalog films, the real story is behind the story somehow,lying in wait for the thoughtful viewer.

We can see the doctors's story for example, what we need a little imagination. We can know his tragedy only seeing his flat. Or we can know , who the woman stares at the end of the movie...


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