Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours' phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism. The film is the story of relationships between some human beings, Valentine and the judge, but also other people who may not be aware of the relationship they have with Valentine or/and the old judge. Redemption, forgiveness and compassion... Written by
Did You Know?
Prior to filming, Kieslowski asked Irène Jacob if she ever wished for a different name when she was a child. Jacob told him that she had always wanted to be named Valentine, and the name was used for her character. See more
The hull of the departing ferry as seen through the closing gates is white above the water line. The shots of the capsized ferry show a red hull above the water line. See more
If I had to go to court...are there still judges like you?
You won't go to court. Justice doesn't deal with the innocent.
Referenced in Amélie