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The Decalogue

The Decalogue is a 1989 Polish tv drama collection directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and co-written by Kieślowski with Krzysztof Piesiewicz, with music by Zbigniew Preisner. It consists of ten one-hour movies, impressed by the Ten Commandments. Every brief movie explores one or a number of ethical or moral points confronted by characters dwelling in trendy Poland.

The collection is Kieślowski’s most acclaimed work, has been stated to be “the most effective dramatic work ever achieved particularly for tv” and has gained quite a few worldwide awards, although it was not broadly launched outdoors Europe till the late 1990s. Movie-maker Stanley Kubrick wrote an admiring foreword to the revealed screen-play in 1991.