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The Decalogue: Eight (1990, Krzysztof Kieslowski)

Eight is, unquestionably, great. At a certain point, it got good. And then Kieslowski didn’t screw up it being good. It started with problems, of course. 194 more words


The Decalogue: Seven (1990, Krzysztof Kieslowski)

Seven is definitely one of the stronger Decalogue films, but Kieslowski can’t figure out what his best angle is into the story. The story is the thing of melodrama and soap opera–Maja Barelkowska’s character had a secret baby (fathered by her young teacher, Boguslaw Linda); her mother (Anna Polony) raised her granddaughter as her daughter. 173 more words


The Decalogue: Six (1990, Krzysztof Kieslowski)

Six is a mess and it shouldn’t be, because at the center of it director Kieslowski has this phenomenal performance from Grazyna Szapolowska. He opens with her (doing some hippy thing where she “blesses” her food), then moves the story to her stalker, played by Olaf Lubaszenko. 166 more words

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Trois Couleurs: Bleu (Three Colours: Blue)

Sadness and love are a pure, strong song in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s first ‘movement’ of the Three Colours Trilogy. The music, scored by Zbigniew Preisner… 339 more words

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The Three Colours Trilogy

Dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski

Twenty years ago, Krzysztof Kieslowski created what was to become his swan song, a trilogy of films based around the revolutionary concepts of the French flag – liberty, equality, fraternity.  1,616 more words

The Decalogue: Five (1990, Krzysztof Kieslowski)

One has to admire Kieslowski’s dedication to his goal. Sure, Five–which is the “Thou shall not kill” episode of “The Decalogue”–is a terrible rumination on the death penalty, but Kieslowski is all in. 180 more words

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