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Dekalog: The Ten Commandments (TV Miniseries)

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Original title
Dekalog (The Decalogue)
Running time
572 min.
Poland Poland
Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Zbigniew Preisner
Wieslaw Zdort, Piotr Sobocinski
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Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) / TVP S.A Telewizja Polska / Studio Filmowe TOR
TV Series. Drama | Religion. TV Miniseries
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Dekalog (The Decalogue)
Synopsis / Plot
TV Mini-Series (1989-1990). 10 Episodes. Originally made for Polish television, 'Dekalog' focuses on the residents of a housing complex in late-Communist Poland, whose lives become subtly intertwined as they face emotional dilemmas that are at once deeply personal and universally human. Its ten hour-long films, drawing from the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and an overarching structure.
1988: Venice Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize & Children and Cinema Award
1988: San Sebastián International Film Festival: OCIC Award - Honorable Mention
1988: São Paulo International Film Festival: Critics Award
1989: Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: European Silver Ribbon
1990: French Syndicate of Cinema Critics: Best Foreign Film
1990: Bodil Awards: Best European Film (Bedste europæiske film)
1996: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
1999: National Board of Review: Special Citation (Outstanding Cinematic Series)
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