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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest works of art the cinema can offer!, 30 Aug 2004
This review is from: Dekalog: Parts 1-5 [DVD] (DVD)
This is not only the crowning achievement of a master, and now sorely missed director but one of the single greatest achievements in cinema. Basically it is ten 1 hour films, each one loosely based on one of the ten commandments. The stories are about the problems the characters face in everyday life in a warsaw apartment block. The ten stories deal with the problems that people might have to or shall face in everyday life and these themes are connected with the commandments making what is probably the most human film you'll ever see which is what made Kieslowski such a unique director of the art. The stories deal with human subjects such as love and death. Ultimately I see it as a damnation of society today and it's morals and ethics though there's still a respect that this is the fabric of human nature. What's so immpressive about this cycle is that over the course of its 9 and a half hours running time the suspense and tension built up through the stories never lulls making this one of the most effecting movie going experiences the cinema could possibly offer. The three colours trilogy might be more popular today but no one could possibly deny this as Kieslowski's masterpiece, although that trilogy is also a landmark of modern cinema.
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