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The Decalogue: Series 1 (1989)


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Critic Consensus: With awe-inspiring ambition to match its powerful assemblage of acting talent, The Decalogue stands as a singular achievement in writer-director Krzysztof Kieslowski's filmography -- as well as the history of Polish cinema.


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Ten hour-long films about the Ten Commandments.


Artur Barcis
as Young Man/ Bicyclist / Survey Crewman
Krystyna Janda
as Dorota Geller
Jan Tesarz
as Taxi Driver
Miros?aw Baka
as Lazar Jacek
Henryk Bista
as Shopkeeper
Joanna Szczepkowska
as Janusz's Wife
Bozena Dykiel
as Ticket Woman
Maciej Stuhr
as Piotrek
Andrzej Blumenfeld
as Michal's Friend
Ewa Kania
as Ewa Jezierska
Jerzy Trela
as Mikolaj
Zbigniew Zapasiewicz
as Police Inspector [5]
Stefania Iwinska
as Godmother [6]
Jan Piechocinski
as Blond Man [6]
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Critic Reviews for The Decalogue: Series 1

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In true Old Testament style, there is much at stake here -- the stories have their fair share of heartbreak, death, loss, tragedy and, thankfully, redemption too -- the very stuff, in other words, of human life and great drama.

April 3, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

See part of it, or see all of it. Just be glad it's around.

April 3, 2017

It's a plausible candidate as the richest, most accomplished European film of the '80s.

April 3, 2017 | Full Review…

This is the product of a expert storyteller/filmmaker at the height of his craft, creating a masterwork the likes of which comes along only once in a great while.

April 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The tales in Dekalog conduct a mesmerizing dialogue with God and science, with free will and fate, with the many ways in which indifference or cruelty echo and repeat down the generations.

April 3, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The complete absence of sentimentality in Decalogue is amazing when one contemplates the depths of the emotions explored.

April 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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