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Three Colors: Red (1994)

Trois couleurs: Rouge (original title)
A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Valentine (as Irene Jacob)
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Karin (as Frederique Feder)
Jean-Pierre Lorit ...
Auguste
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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
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Storyline

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

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Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA)  »

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$4,043,686 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The name of Valentine has been asocieted with red color due to Saint Valentine day. See more »

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Camera shadow is visible on the building in the pan shot from Valentine getting out of her car to the ringing telephone in Auguste's apartment. See more »

Quotes

Valentine: If I had to go to court...are there still judges like you?
The Judge: You won't go to court. Justice doesn't deal with the innocent.
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Beautiful. Outstanding.The movie from the 90's
3 March 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Master Kieslowsky came with an idea in 1993, the idea was to portrait how human relationship are in the world today, passing from Blue (a crafted visual masterpiece about a woman's life) from White (A visual comedy movie about marriage) and finally arriving to Red (A masterpiece dealing with human interaction).

While I'm not going to spoil the move I can easily say Red is the best movie from the 90's decade because it has one of the strongest messages in a script I have ever ever seen.

The movie begins a little slow but finds it's rhythm early enough to keep you hooked through the whole movie.

The performances are perfect, sublime. since the characters are completely realistic and they're not clichéd in any way and one could expect no less from the actors and one doesn't get disappointed... seriously I believe Jean Louis Tringtignat deserved an Oscar nod at least.

The music from Zbiegnew Preisner is amazing it's one of the best musical scores ever. Piotr Sobocinsk Cinematography is also outstanding he got an Oscar nod for it (and deserved to win).

Overall the movie is a perfect 10 and will be loved by people that love foreign cinema and people who don't. Don't Miss it.

How did the awful Pulp Fiction beat ed this masterpiece at Cannes is beyond my comprehension


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