DecalogueDirector: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Adrianna Biedrynska, Anna Polony, Daniel Olbrychski
Krzysztof Kieslowski, the internationally renowned filmmaker best known for his Trois Couleurs trilogy (Blue, White, and Red), created perhaps his most ambitious work with this ten-part series produced for Polish television in 1988 and 1989. Each of the ten segments, running between 53 and 58 minutes in length, takes place among the inhabitants of a Warsaw apartment complex, and focuses on a moral and ethical quandary inspired by the Ten Commandments, of which Kieslowski said, "For 6,000 years these rules have been unquestionably right, and yet we break them every day." After TV showings in Europe and many international film festivals and art-house screenings, The Decalogue was released on home video in the spring of 2000.
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Cast & Crew
|Grazyna Szapolowska||Magda |
|Miroslaw Baka||Jacek |
|Krzysztof Globisz||Piotr |
|Olaf Lubaszenko||Tomek |
|Artur Barcis||Young Man,Man in sheepskin,Tram Driver|
|Jan Tesarz||Taxi Driver |
|Joanna Szczepkowska||Janusz's Wife|
|Stefania Iwinska||Godmother |
|Bozena Dykiel||Ticket Woman|
|Wieslawa Dembinska||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Halina Dobrowolska||Art Director|
|Malgorzata Jaworska||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Zbigniew Preisner||Score Composer|
|Nikodem Wolk-Laniewski||Sound/Sound Designer|
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Taken individually, or in Total, this is one of the most engrossing, thought producing Movies there is.
Each of the Decalogue's 10 Stories corresponds to one of the Biblical Commandments, not in a religious sense, but in terms of moral dilemmas that each invoke. You find yourself sympathetic to the plight of the characters, and wondering what you would do in similar situations.
I just saw Decalogue part 9 and 10 at Lincoln Plaza Cinema in New York City. I was deeply touched by the story line. Everyday-people dramatic stories are transformed by Kieslowski into touching and emotional psychological studies. In Decalogue part 9 Kieslowski concentrates on the thin line between sex and love as well as on the issue of morality. In Decalogue part 10 vanity and greed are shown as a ''value'' that overtakes human desires even at such cost as human kidney. Each story is concluded with a moral. Higly recommended for everyone, but especially for the sophisticated viewer.