The Decalogue (Complete
" There is not a moment when the
characters talk about specific commandments or moral issues. Instead,
they are absorbed in trying to deal
with real-life ethical challenges." - Roger Ebert
Considered by many critics to be one of the greatest movie achievements,
Krzysztof Kieslowski's The Decalogue explores the timeless moral
issues of human existence through ten contemporary tales, each based
on one of the Ten Commandments. Originally produced for Polish television,
this brilliant series of ten separate but subtly intertwining films
transcended the boundaries of film and TV, winning honors in both arenas
as it played around the world. The Decalogue won the FIPRESCI Award
at the 1989 Venice Film Festival, was honored as Best Foreign Television
Program by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and was named
Best Foreign Language Film by the Chicago Film Critics Association in
1997. Each episode was co-written by Kieslowski's longtime collaborator
Krzysztof Piesiewicz and features music by Zbigniew Preisner. In Polish
with English subtitles.
All ten films in a three-disc set.
Read more about each individual title:
- Includes an introduction by film critic Roger Ebert
- Available subtitles: English, Spanish
- Three short documentaries about director Krzysztof Kieslowski:
"On the Set of The Decalogue," "Kieslowski Meets the
Press",and "Kieslowski Known and Unknown,"
- A printed booklet with an introduction by Kieslowski, an interview
with scriptwriter Krzysztof Piesiewicz and more.
Roger Ebert's essay on this DVD Classic.
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
10 films - total running time is 562 minutes
Language: Polish (with English subtitles)