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Dekalog, jeden

Krzysztof Kieślowski Polska, 1989

Duncan Gray's rating of the film Decalogue I

We begin, I presume, with the 1st Commandment—"Thou Shalt Have No Gods Before Me"—and thus we get a beautifully nuanced short story about faith and technocracy set in the last days of Iron Curtain-era Poland. It's rare that a movie can make a death feel meaningful, or that it can make Big Questions so personal and unpretentious. If the rest is this good, this binge-watch will be in the presence of greatness.