Moral Complexity in Kieślowski’s “The Decalogue”

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Moral Complexity in Kieślowski’s The Decalogue
Although the moral stories that constitute Polish director
Krzyszto
Kieślowski’s
The Decalogue (1989) were inspired by the Ten Commandments (as per the films’ umbrella title), the way they relate to God’s Law as revealed to Moses is by no means straightforward or clear-cut; nor is the rich symbolism which Kieslowski weaves throughout the films. As this paper shall demonstrate, the ideas and themes in The Decalogue are complex and often ambiguous, especially with respect to two primary and recurring symbols: the huge apartment complex where the various characters reside and occasionally cross paths and an unnamed, mysterious male figure who hovers on the periphery of the action, silent and...
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