Originally made for Polish television in 1988-1989, the series has also been screened in cinemas.
In Polish with English subtitles.
Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships.
1. I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other God but me -- 2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain -- 3. Honour the Sabbath Day -- 4. Honour thy father and thy mother -- 5. Thou shalt not kill -- 6. Thou shalt not commit adultery -- 7. Thou shalt not steal -- 8. Thou shalt not bear false witness -- 9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife -- 10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods.
Director, Krzysztof Kies?lowski; producer, Ryszard Chutkowski; photography, Wies?aw Zdort (dekalog 1), Edward K?osin?ski (dekalog 2), Piotr Sobocin?ski (dekalog 3), Krzyztof Pakulski (dekalog 4), S?awomir Idziak (dekalog 5), Witold Adamek (dekalog 6), Dariusz Kuc (dekalog 7), Andrzej Jaroszewicz (dekalog 8), Piotr Sobocin?ski (dekalog 9), Jacek B?awut (dekalog 10); editor, Ewa Smal; music, Zbigniew Preisner.