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Originally made for Polish television, Dekalog focuses on the residents of a housing complex in post-Communist Poland, whose lives become subtly intertwined as they face emotional dilemmas that are at once deeply personal and universally human. Using the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and an overarching structure, the ten hour-long films deftly grapple with complex moral and existential questions concerning life, death, love, hate, truth, and the passage of time. Also presented are the longer theatrical versions of the series' fifth and sixth films: A Short Film About Killing and A Short Film About Love.

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Criterion collection
Criterion collection ; 837
Criterion collection ; 837 [DVD].
Choice (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Ethics -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Neighbors -- Poland -- Fiction.
Poland -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Ten commandments -- Fiction.
Foreign language television programs.
Television mini-series.
Other Authors:
Adamek, Witold, 1945- director of photography.
Baka, Mirosław, actor.
Baranowski, Henryk, 1943-2013, actor.
Barciś, Artur, actor.
Bardini, Aleksander, actor.
Barełkowska, Maja, actor.
Biedrzyńska, Adrianna, actor.
Błaszczyk, Ewa, actor.
Bławut, Jacek, 1950- director of photography.
Chutkowski, Ryszard, television producer.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Cwiklo, Hanna, costume designer.
Dobrowolska, Halina, art director.
Gajos, Janusz, actor.
Globisz, Krzysztof, actor.
Idziak, Slawomir, director of photography.
Janda, Krystyna, actor.
Janus Films, production company.
Jaroszewicz, Andrzej J., 1938- director of photography.
Kieślowski, Krzysztof, 1941-1996, film director, screenwriter.
Klata, Wojciech, actor.
Komorowska, Maja, 1938- actor.
Kowalski, Władysław, 1936- actor.
Kościałkowska, Maria, actor.
Kuc, Dariusz, 1956-2012, director of photography.
Kłosiński, Edward, 1943-2008, director of photography.
Linda, Bogusław, actor.
Lubaszenko, Olaf, actor.
MK2 Productions, production company.
Machalica, Piotr, actor.
Marczewska, Teresa, actor.
Obloza, Malgorzata, costume designer.
Olbrychski, Daniel, actor.
Pakulnis, Maria, actor.
Pakulski, Krzysztof, director of photography.
Piesiewicz, Krzysztof, 1945- screenwriter.
Polony, Anna, actor.
Sobocinski, Piotr, director of photography.
Stuhr, Jerzy, actor.
Szapołowska, Grażyna, actor.
Szczepkowska, Joanna, actor.
Telewizja Polska, production company.
Tesarz, Jan, actor.
Zamachowski, Zbigniew, actor.
Zdort, Wiesław, 1931- director of photography.
Łukaszewicz, Olgierd, actor.
Five-DVD special edition.
5 videodiscs (583 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating : Not rated.
Other Title:
English title: Decalogue
Title on container: Krzysztof Kieślowski's Dekalog
Dekalog (Television program) [DVD].
Originally released as a television series in Poland in 1988.
Special features include: New, restored 4k digital transfer of all twelve films; Selection of archival interviews with director Krzysztof Kieślowski, taken from a 1987 television piece on the production of Dekalog: Two, excerpts from the 1995 documentary A Short Film About "Dekalog", and a 1990 audio recording from the National Film Theatre in London; New program on the formal and thematic patterns of Dekalog by film studies professor Annette Insdorf; New and archival interview with Dekalog cast and crew, including cowriter Krzysztof Piesiewicz, thirteen actors, three cinematographers, editor Ewa Smal, and Kieślowski confidante Hanna Krall; Trailers. Accompanying book includes the essay "And so on": Kieślowski's Dekalog and the metaphysics of the everyday by film studies professor Paul Coates, along with excerpts from Kieślowski on Kieślowski.
Title from container.
Cinematographers, Wiesław Zdort, Edward Kłosiński, Piotr Sobociński, Krzysztof Pakulski, Sławomir Idziak, Witold Adamek, Dariusz Kuc, Andrzej Jaroszewicz, Jacek Bławut ; music by, Zbigniew Preisner ; art director, Halina Dobrowolska, editor, Ewa Smal ; costumes, Malgorzata Obloza, Hanna Cwiklo.
Henryk Baranowski, Wojciech Klata, Maja Komorowska [I]; Krystyna Janda, Aleksander Bardini, Olgierd Łukaszewicz [II]; Daniel Olbrychski, Maria Pakulnis, Joanna Szczepkowska [III]; Adrianna Biedrzyńska, Janusz Gajos [IV]; Mirosław Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz [V]; Grażyna Szapołowska, Olaf Lubaszenko [VI]; Anna Polony, Maja Barelkowska, Władyslaw Kowalski, Bogusław Linda [VII]; Maria Kościałowska, Teresa Marczewska [VIII]; Ewa Błaszczyk, Piotr Machalica [IX]; Jerzy Stuhr, Zbigniew Zamachowski [X]; Artur Barciś.
DVD ; widescreen and fullscreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
In Polish ; English subtitles.
Cannes special jury prize ; European film award ; Fipresci award, Venice film festival ; San Sebastian special jury prize ; Sao Paolo critics award ; Chicago film critics, best foreign language film
Disc 1. Dekalog, Jeden / starring Henryk Baranowski, Wojciech Klata, Maja Komorowska ; cinematography by Wiesław Zdort
Dekalog, Dwa / starring Krystyna Janda, Aleksander Bardini, Olgierd Łukaszewicz ; cinematography by Edward Kłosiński
Deklaog, Trzy / starring Daniel Olbrychski, Maria Pakulnis, Joanna Szczepkowska ; director of photography Piotr Sobociński.
Disc 2. Dekalog, Cztery / starring Adrianna Biedrzyńska, Janusz Gajos ; cinematography by Krzysztof Pakulski
Dekalog, Piec / starring Mirosław Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz ; cinematography by Sławomir Idziak
Dekalog, Szesc / starring Grażyna Szapołowska, Olaf Lubaszenko ; cinematography by Witold Adamek.
Disc 3. Dekalog, Siedem / starring Anna Polony, Maja Barelkowska, Władyslaw Kowalski, Bogusław Linda ; cinematography by Dariusz Kuc
Dekalog, Osiem / starring Maria Kościałowska, Teresa Marczewska ; cinematography by Andrzej Jaroszewicz
Dekalog, Dziewiec / starring Ewa Błaszczyk, Piotr Machalica ; cinematography by Piotr Sobociński.
Disc 4. Dekalog, Dziesiec / starring Jerzy Stuhr, Zbigniew Zamachowski ; cinematography by Jacek Bławut
A short film about "Dekalog.".
Disc 5. A Short Film About Killing
A Short Film About Love.
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