Also known as The Decalogue and widely acclaimed as one of the best dramatic works ever made for television, this legendary 1989 series from Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941-1996) consists of ten individual moral tales loosely inspired by the biblical commandments. Without religious intent, Kieslowski (along with co-writer Krzysztof Piesiewicz and composer Zbigniew Preisner) created ten insightful stories exploring the complexities of love, choice and consequence in everyday life.
Each film stands alone, and episodes can be viewed in any order, although all take place around the same apartment complex in Warsaw, with characters occasionally overlapping. Each part runs around 55 minutes; episodes will be screened in pairs, so each program runs approximately 110 minutes. All are in Polish with English subtitles. Dekalog has been restored by Janus Films.