Dekalog 2


59m 1989

Brief Synopsis

An aging doctor--just beginning to deal with the wartime deaths of his wife and children--is approached by Dorota, a neighbor responsible for running over his dog several years earlier. She seeks information about her husband, mortally ill in the hospital, with whom she has been unable to conceive c

Film Details

Also Known As
Decalogue Part 2, The, Decalogue Part Two, Dekalog Dwa, Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord Thy God in Vain
Release Date
1989
Production Company
Telewizja Polska S.A. (TVP); Zespol Filmowy
Distribution Company
Curzon Artificial Eye; Forum Distribution (France); Mikado Film; New Yorker Films; New Yorker Films; SundanceTV
Location
Poland

Technical Specs

Duration
59m

Synopsis

An aging doctor--just beginning to deal with the wartime deaths of his wife and children--is approached by Dorota, a neighbor responsible for running over his dog several years earlier. She seeks information about her husband, mortally ill in the hospital, with whom she has been unable to conceive children; she is now pregnant by another man and plans an abortion if her husband is to live. The doctor is asked to play God--but a miracle intervenes...

Film Details

Also Known As
Decalogue Part 2, The, Decalogue Part Two, Dekalog Dwa, Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord Thy God in Vain
Release Date
1989
Production Company
Telewizja Polska S.A. (TVP); Zespol Filmowy
Distribution Company
Curzon Artificial Eye; Forum Distribution (France); Mikado Film; New Yorker Films; New Yorker Films; SundanceTV
Location
Poland

Technical Specs

Duration
59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2000 award for Outstanding Achievement in Foreign Film from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Released in United States 1990

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States July 1990

Released in United States June 1990

Released in United States March 1996

Released in United States March 2001

Released in United States November 1990

Released in United States on Video March 28, 2000

Released in United States September 1989

Released in United States September 9, 1989

Re-released in United States June 9, 2000

Re-released in United States September 1, 2000

Shown at Goodwill Film Festival, Seattle July 20-29, 1990.

Shown at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City November 3 & 11, 1990.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 30 - May 13, 1990.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 1-11, 2001.

Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 8-22, 1990.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festival September 9, 1989.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in its entirety) September 5-14, 1989.

Broadcast in USA over Sundance Channel on "Spotlight on Krzysztof Kieslowski" May 2000.

Part 2 in a series of 10 Polish made-for-tv films, each dealing with one of the 10 commandments. Part 2 is about the second commandment: Thous shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

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Released in United States 1990 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 30 - May 13, 1990.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at AFI Film Festival (The Decalogue) in Los Angeles June 23 - July 7, 1994.)

Released in United States March 1996 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade Theater) March 8-9, 1996.)

Released in United States March 2001 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 1-11, 2001.)

Released in United States on Video March 28, 2000

Released in United States June 1990 (Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 8-22, 1990.)

Re-released in United States June 9, 2000 (Lincoln Plaza Cinemas; New York City)

Released in United States July 1990 (Shown at Goodwill Film Festival, Seattle July 20-29, 1990.)

Released in United States November 1990 (Shown at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City November 3 & 11, 1990.)

Released in United States September 1989 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (in its entirety) September 5-14, 1989.)

Released in United States September 9, 1989 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festival September 9, 1989.)

Re-released in United States September 1, 2000 (Screening Room; New York City)