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Three Colors: Blue (1993) More at IMDbPro »Trois couleurs: Bleu (original title)

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Writers:
Krzysztof Kieslowski (scenario) and
Krzysztof Piesiewicz (scenario) ...
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Contact:
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Release Date:
8 September 1993 (France) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 21 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Beautiful Film See more (151 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Juliette Binoche ... Julie Vignon - de Courcy
Benoît Régent ... Olivier (as Benoit Regent)
Florence Pernel ... Sandrine
Charlotte Véry ... Lucille (as Charlotte Very)
Hélène Vincent ... La journaliste (as Helene Vincent)
Philippe Volter ... L'agent immobilier
Claude Duneton ... Le médecin
Hugues Quester ... Patrice (Mari de Julie)

Emmanuelle Riva ... La mère
Florence Vignon ... La copiste
Daniel Martin ... Le voisin du dessous
Jacek Ostaszewski ... Le flutiste
Catherine Therouenne ... La voisine
Yann Trégouët ... Antoine (as Yann Tregouet)
Alain Ollivier ... L'avocat
Isabelle Sadoyan ... La servante
Pierre Forget ... Le Jardinier
Philippe Manesse
Arno Chevrier
Idit Cebula
Stanislas Nordey
Jacques Disses
Michel Lisowski
Yves Penay
Philippe Morier-Genoud

Julie Delpy ... Dominique
Zbigniew Zamachowski ... Karol Karol (avec la participation de)
Alain Decaux
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Julie Gayet ... (uncredited)
Piotr Jaxa ... Photographer at funeral (uncredited)

Directed by
Krzysztof Kieslowski 
 
Writing credits
Krzysztof Kieslowski (scenario) and
Krzysztof Piesiewicz (scenario)

Agnieszka Holland (scenario collaborator) and
Edward Zebrowski (scenario collaborator) and
Slawomir Idziak (scenario collaborator)

Produced by
Marin Karmitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Zbigniew Preisner 
 
Cinematography by
Slawomir Idziak (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jacques Witta 
 
Casting by
Margot Capelier 
 
Production Design by
Claude Lenoir 
 
Set Decoration by
Lionel Acat 
Christian Aubenque 
Jean-Pierre Delettre 
Julien Poitou-Weber 
Marie-Claire Quin 
 
Makeup Department
Jean-Pierre Caminade .... hair stylist
Jean-Pierre Caminade .... makeup artist
Valérie Tranier .... hair stylist
Valérie Tranier .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Yvon Crenn .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
François Azria .... assistant director
Julie Bertuccelli .... assistant director
Emmanuela Demarchi .... assistant director
Emmanuel Finkiel .... first assistant director
Stefan Libiot .... assistant director (as Stéphane Libiot)
 
Art Department
Michel Charvaz .... props
Bertrand Terreyre .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... foley artist
Claire Bez .... sound editor
Pascal Colomb .... sound recordist
William Flageollet .... sound mixer
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound editor
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Bertrand Lenclos .... sound editor
Mario Melchiorri .... foley artist
Brigitte Taillandier .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernst Brunner .... lighting technician
Muriel Coulin .... assistant camera
Alain Dondin .... lighting technician
Alain Dreze .... grip
Alain Dubouloz .... generator operator
Piotr Jaxa .... second camera operator
Piotr Jaxa .... still photographer
Henryk Jedynak .... assistant camera
Hans Meier .... lighting technician
Albert Vasseur .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Naima Lagrange .... costumes
Virginie Viard .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Aïlo Auguste-Judith .... assistant editor (as Ailo Auguste)
Catherine Cormon .... assistant editor
Michele D'Attoma .... assistant editor
Urszula Lesiak .... assistant editor
Rob Sciarratta .... video color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Chór Filharmonii Slaskiej .... musician (as Les Choeurs Philharmonique de SILESIE)
Leszek Kaminski .... assistant music recordist: : Studio S4, Warsaw
Halina Laciak .... executive music producer
Konrad Mastylo .... musician: piano
Wojciech Michniewski .... conductor: conductor: Sinfonia Varsovia
Jacek Ostaszewski .... musician: flute
Rafal Paczkowski .... music recordist: Studio S4, Warsaw
Elzbieta Towarnicka .... musician: soprano
Sinfonia Varsovia .... musician
Jan Wojtacha .... choirmaster
Bertrand Lenclos .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Olivier Bulteau .... administrator
Aline Corneille .... administrator
Geneviève Dufour .... script supervisor (as Genevieve Dufour)
Roman Gren .... acting coach
Anne Guillemard .... administrator
Caroline Lassa .... administrator
Marcin Latallo .... dialog translator
Stan Latek .... assistant to director
Dominique Lefèvre .... administrator (as Dominique Lefevre)
Laurette Monconduit .... public relations assistant
Eva Simonet .... press attache (as Éva Simonet)
Jean Talvat .... administrator
Nicolas Tempier .... administrator
Gisèle Vuillaume .... administrator (as Gisele Vuillaume)
 
Thanks
Andrew Litton .... special thanks
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande .... special thanks
Alexis Weissenberg .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Trois couleurs: Bleu" - France (original title)
"Three Colours: Blue" - Canada (English title), UK
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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexuality
Runtime:
98 min
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Argentina:16 (DVD rating) | Australia:M | Canada:14 (New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island) (DVD rating) | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R

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Trivia:
When Olivier has tracked down Julie but is then ignored by her, there is a close-up of Julie allowing a sugar cube to soak up her coffee. Deeming that the sugar cube had to soak up the coffee in precisely 5 seconds, Krzysztof Kieslowski had his assistant director test multiple brands (which soaked with coffee anywhere from 3 to 11 seconds) to find one that took just the correct time.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Julie mentions 'altos' as she describes the entrances of various instruments. The same word appears in the English subtitles as she speaks. The sound we hear, though, is not a group of female singers but a body of stringed instruments. In French the word 'alto' refers to a viola; the subtitle is a mistranslation.See more »
Quotes:
Julie Vignon:Why are you crying?
La servante:Because you're not.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hell (2005)See more »

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29 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
A Beautiful Film, 17 July 1999
Author: gbheron from Washington, DC

Blue is one of those little movies that grows on you. The more you think about it the more you like it. That's not to say that it's not enjoyable to view; the cinematography and music are marvelous. But this is Juliette Binoche's movie. Everything revolves around her character, Julie, who, in the first scene, survives an automobile accident that claims the lives of her famous composer husband and her five-year-old daughter. Now alone the remainder of the movie delves into Julie's long emotional recovery. Not traumatic, or depressing as the subject matter may imply it is instead subtle, graceful, and beautiful.

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