Decalogue, The ( Dekalog ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1691

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 14

Theatrical Release Date: 12/10/1989

Language: Polish

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Actors: Artur Barcis, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Olaf Lubaszenko, Piotr Machalica, Katarzyna Piwowarczyk, Henryk Baranowski

Plot: Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski made this 10-part series for Polish television, with each approximately 1-hour episode based on each one of the 10 Commandments. Each story takes place in the same Warsaw apartment and explores the complex relationship between instinct and morality and the emotional turmoil it can cause. -- Chris Kavan

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 11/01/2011

It's hard to rate a miniseries as a whole. There are parts of Kieslowski's moralistic epic that are too obvious and slow. Others, however, combine the right amount of subtlety and symbolism and are incredibly haunting. The individual episodes can work by themselves as tiny vignettes, but, when taken as a whole, the film is a grandiose examination of human nature (since a lot of the episodes feature subtle overlapping characters, symbols, and themes.) My personal recommendations for most touching episodes would be #1, #7, #9, and #10.

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