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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 Consultant (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Tomek (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Dorota Geller (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Roman (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Taxi Driver (2 episodes, 1989)
Stanislaw Gawlik ...
 Postman (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Gynecologist (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Ania (2 episodes, 1989)
Maciej Szary
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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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10 December 1989 (Poland)  »

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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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Referenced in Adam & Eva (1997) 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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