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The Decalogue

A.k.a. "Dekalog". Krzysztof Kieslowski's modern masterpiece, "The Decalogue", is one of cinema's greatest and most ambitious achievements. This extraordinary 10-part series based on the Ten Commandments brilliantly uses modern contexts to examine the fundamental and timeless issues of human existence. The best actors, cinematographers and film technicians joined Kieslowski ("Three Colours: Blue/White/Red") and his co-writer and long-time collaborator Krzysztof Piesiewicz in these extraordinary stories of human frailties, moral dilemmas and philosophical queries in the lives of ordinary people. Originally made for Polish television, two of the stories were expanded to feature-length for theatrical release ("A Short Film About Killing" and "A Short Film About Love").

Year: 1988
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Eastern European Cinema, Best of the 1980s, Spiritual Cinema, Time Mag's 100 Best, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Poland
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Starring: Henryk Baranowski, Krystyna Janda, Daniel Olbrychski, Adrianna Biedrynska, Miroslaw Baka, Grazyna Szapolowska, Anna Polony, Maria Koscialkowska, Ewa Blaszczyk, Jerzy Stuhr
Duration: 584 Minutes
Rating: M
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Alice's 300 Greatest Films

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