The Decalogue

The Decalogue


DVD - 2000 | Polish
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Ten short films, each based on one of the Ten Commandments.
Publisher: [Chicago, IL] : Facets Video ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment, 2000
Description: 3 videodiscs (562 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
ISBN: 9781565802742
Branch Call Number: DVD Deca


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Dec 30, 2017

Enough praise has already been given; I can't add anything new to that. But this is a master's work.

Feb 12, 2016

Brilliant filmmaking. Deep, intelligent and beautifully shot... what else could one ask for?
All 10 episodes are worth watching for different reasons. I'm sorry it's over..

Jan 17, 2016

Really riveting. Watcher is surprised of having been questioning on deep subjects, without a given answer provided by the film maker. The door is left open to the spectator's interpretation, only directions are given. So you can experiment them, see where it takes you, or even create yours from what you have watch. May I suggest to watch the camera buff. It gives some keys on the way Kieslowski used to make his films.

Kieslowski, can convey so much with so little. A true master , that we lost too soon. He never could stop smoking.
Amazing to think that this project was for Polish Television, one interesting thing to add is to seek out the 2 slightly longer versions of two parts. A short film about Killing and A short film about Love.
I'm part Polish, maybe I'm biased.

Jun 01, 2015

Only watched half of the 10; maybe a bit too much "high art" for me...

Sep 19, 2014

I too suggest it. Glad I found this interesting collection. Item Details (above) very accurate.

Sep 01, 2014

Good acting, three very good stories. Some open to multiple interpretation.

Oct 21, 2013

Ten one-hour (approx.) stories loosely based on the Ten Commandments by Polish director Krzyztof Kieslowski. Despite the slightly grainy images (it was done for the Polish TV network many years back), this is a 'must-see' for serious film lovers and film students. The film was about the individual tenants in a high-rise apartment building, each facing their problems in life. If you have the patience you will find this film very rewarding.

Sep 29, 2013

intense, extraordinary stories, one for every one of the Ten Commandments, with performances of the vey highest order in each, plus a visual style throughout, with a palette of rich translucents - sapphires, rubies, emeralds, cast upon onyx to colour in the sensuality of night - that is utterly, and intoxicatingly, painterly, ten incontestable masterpieces

Aug 11, 2013

How might the Ten Commandments play out in the modern world? The Decalogue is ten short films made for Polish television, so the tone is meditative and downbeat -- this is NOT Touched By An Angel. Some you may find more moving than others, but I would urge you to watch the ones you don't like twice -- they may reveal something about your own struggles. Down half a star for either the first or second episode (thou shalt have no other gods before me?); the one with the Bad Dad who's really interested in his work -- always a sin in Christian movies. Still, it's handled with finesse. Just think of the saccharine mess other directors might have made of it.

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