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Three Colors: Red (1994)
"Trois couleurs: Rouge" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  2 December 1994 (USA)
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Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people's privacy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valentine (as Irene Jacob)
Frédérique Feder ...
Karin (as Frederique Feder)
Jean-Pierre Lorit ...
Le photographe (Photographer) (as Samuel Lebihan)
Marion Stalens ...
Le Vétérinaire (Veterinary surgeon)
Teco Celio ...
Le barman (Barman)
Bernard Escalon ...
Le disquaire (Record dealer)
Jean Schlegel ...
Le voisin (Neighbour)
Elzbieta Jasinska ...
La femme (Woman)
Paul Vermeulen ...
L'ami de Karin (Karen's friend)
Jean-Marie Daunas ...
Le gardien du théâtre (Theatre manager)
Roland Carey ...
Le trafiquant (Drug dealer)
Brigitte Raul
Leo Ramseyer


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 Yepok

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated R for a brief but strong sex scene | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Red  »

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$4,043,686 (USA)

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At the end of the film, one of the main characters carries a dog on the ferry to England. At the time the film was made there was strict anti-rabies quarantine in force and the ferry operator would not have allowed a dog on board if it were not inside an appropriate container AND due to be collected by an approved quarantine kennel. See more »


Valentine: Do your dreams come true?
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27 July 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

See Three Colors: Blue and Three Colors: White. They are both wonderful films and will give an added dimension to the finale Three Colors: Red. Red is a fantastic film. It can be enjoyed in a single viewing, and indeed, the climax of the film is very powerful in that first viewing. But, watch it again. Once you understand the use of symbolism and character parallels in this movie, you will see new things with each viewing. With the first viewing you understand that the film is the work of a brilliant mind. With each additional viewing, you find yourself discovering that it is, in fact, a work of genius. Red is meant to symbolize fraternity in the French flag. The story turns the theme of fraternity around to be viewed at angles one would never suspect. The facets of fraternity shared by the different characters is as deep as you care to peer. If you are used to the blatant "symbolism" in most mass films, you may find Red a bit slow. You may find yourself looking at a screen filled with intensity that you do not fathom... and yawning, wonder what all the excitement is about. This is not a mindless, vicarious experience. Everything is not explained to you. You must think as you watch. You must see... not simply look. Wonderful movie... one meant to be enjoyed by a wonderful moviegoer.

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