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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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Release Date:
8 September 1993 (France) See more »
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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 24 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Do we like her? Do we feel anything? See more (150 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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
At one point, we see Julie carrying a box which, as a close-up shows, has prominently written across it the word "blanco", Spanish for white; in the next shot we are looking at her from behind, and she pauses in the street as a man in blue passes her on her left and a woman in red passes her on her right. This is a subtle reference to the structure of the Three Colours trilogy - blue, white, red, in that order, mirroring the French flag. In another scene, children in red and white bathing suits run out and jump in the blue swimming pool.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The speech given at the funeral states Julie's daughter's age as 5, but the dates on the coffin (26/04/1985 - 07/09/1992) would make her 7 years old.See more »
Quotes:
Julie Vignon:Now I have only one thing left to do: nothing. I don't want any belongings, any memories. No friends, no love. Those are all traps.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Videoclub (2013)See more »

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62 out of 112 people found the following review useful.
Do we like her? Do we feel anything?, 11 August 2004
Author: kintopf432 (kintopf432@hotmail.com) from St. Paul, MN

Something of a model of directorial focus and control, 'Bleu' seems to be an attempt to answer several related questions: How can a filmmaker express the feelings for someone who won't, or can't, express them herself? Can the director make the viewer understand her, like her, share her feelings? Krzysztof Kieslowski comes very close, finding ingenious, even brilliant ways to get inside the head of his deliberately impenetrable Julie. The frequent 'blackouts,' coupled with the throbbing, somber score (inspired, it seems, at least in part, by Mozart's 'Requiem'), gives us a window into the character's inner life, lets us hear, rather than see, the humanity behind her aloof façade. We understand her--but do we like her? How easy it would be for Julie to become totally unlikable--the way Juliette Binoche plays her, she is blank to the point of coldness, sometimes in ways reminiscent of Catherine Deneuve's Carole in "Repulsion," only with a taut intelligence that character certainly lacks. Somehow, she never does; but, for all the actress's control, the characterization is ultimately Kieslowski's creation, not hers. It's the directorial techniques, and not the acting, that allow us to care about Julie. So, do we ever share her feelings? No, despite all Kieslowski's tricks, we really can't. So often, Americans wrongly write off European films as 'cold,' and that's why it's surprising that this movie, which directly tackles the question of emotional frigidity, and which has such a passionate following among cinephiles, should turn out never to make us feel really anything. Oh, the film has an undeniable emotionalism, a potency, just beneath the surface, yes. But it's never willing to go the extra step and manipulate the viewer in an outright way. It's too respectful of its audience, too intelligent, too careful, for that. And this studied, uncompromising unsentimentality in itself is an achievement Kieslowski should be commended for, but some may find it makes 'Bleu' into a portrait of grief to be admired, rather than loved. 7 out of 10.

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