In a career of masterful works, Krzysztof Kieslowski‘s “The Decalogue” might even outshine the “Three Colors” trilogy and “The Double Life Of Veronique.” Released in 1989, picking up a slate of awards, massive critical accolades, and more, it was only on home video that the series of ten one-hour films — each based on the Ten Commandments and set around an apartment complex — found their way to cinephiles. To say it made an impact is an understatement, and to try and capture the power of the entire project in a few mere sentences is an even more impossible task. But if you haven’t seen it, here’s your chance.
We’ve dug up all ten episodes of the series with English subtitles for you to check out below, along with Roger Ebert‘s terrific review from “Ebert & Roeper” circa the film’s DVD release. As for the remake, Deadline reveals it will be an NBC event series, penned by Todd Ellis Kessler (“The Good Wife“), and we imagine an American network TV version will lack what Stanley Kubrick admired about Kieslowski and co-writer Krzysztof Piesiewicz‘s “ability to dramatize their ideas rather than just talking about them.”