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Three Colors: Red (1994) More at IMDbPro »Trois couleurs: Rouge (original title)

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December 1994 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Irène Jacob ... Valentine (as Irene Jacob)

Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Le juge

Frédérique Feder ... Karin (as Frederique Feder)
Jean-Pierre Lorit ... Auguste

Samuel Le Bihan ... 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
Nader Farman
Cécile Tanner (as Cecile Tanner)
Anne Theurillat
Neige Dolsky (as Neige Dolski)
Jessica Korinek
Marc Autheman ... (voice)

Juliette Binoche ... Julie Vignon (de Courcy)

Julie Delpy ... Dominique
Benoît Régent ... Olivier (as Benoit Regent)
Zbigniew Zamachowski ... Karol Karol
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Directed by
Krzysztof Kieslowski 
 
Writing credits
Krzysztof Kieslowski  &
Krzysztof Piesiewicz 

Produced by
Yvon Crenn .... executive producer
Marin Karmitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Zbigniew Preisner 
 
Cinematography by
Piotr Sobocinski (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jacques Witta 
 
Casting by
Margot Capelier 
 
Production Design by
Claude Lenoir 
 
Set Decoration by
Pierre Agoston 
Paola Andreani 
Marc Babel 
Jean-Pierre Balsiger 
Jean-François Despres 
Patrick Flumet 
Patrick Lehmann 
Daniel Mercier 
David Stadelmann 
Patrick Stoll 
 
Costume Design by
Corinne Jorry 
 
Makeup Department
Nathalie Tanner .... makeup artist
Catherine Zingg .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gérard Ruey .... production manager (as Gerard Ruey)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emmanuel Finkiel .... assistant director
Thierry Mouquin .... assistant director
Xavier Nicol .... assistant director
Jean-Jacques Rossmann .... assistant director
Pascal Verdosci .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Philippe Brunisholz .... props
Michel Charvaz .... props
Fabrice Duplaissy .... props
Ivan Niclass .... property master (as Yvan Niclass)
Guillaume Ogay .... props
Vincent Stadelmann .... props
Jean-Paul Trincat .... props
Markus Waldburger .... props
Jean-Daniel Weber .... props
 
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... foley artist
William Flageollet .... sound mixer
Sandrine Henchoz .... sound recordist
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound editor
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Francine Lemaitre .... sound editor
Mario Melchiorri .... foley artist
Nicolas Naegelen .... sound editor
Brigitte Taillandier .... sound recordist
Piotr Zawadzki .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Lucien Abbet .... stunts
Philippe Calame .... stunts
Silvio Stoppa .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric André .... lighting technician (as Eric Andre)
Blaise Bauquis .... lighting technician
Riccardo Brunner .... Steadicam operator (as Ricardo Brunner)
David Campbell .... crane operator: Technocrane
Muriel Coulin .... assistant camera
Alain Dreze .... grip
Martin Hume .... camera operator: technocrane (as Martin C. Hume)
Piotr Jaxa .... second camera operator
Piotr Jaxa .... still photographer
Henryk Jedynak .... assistant camera
Stan Latek .... second camera operator
Hans Meier .... lighting technician
Hans Meier .... second camera operator
Salvatore Piazzitta .... lighting technician
Roger Priot .... grip
Albert Vasseur .... grip
Bernard Weber .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nadia Cuenoud .... costumer
Veronique Michel .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Aïlo Auguste-Judith .... assistant editor (as Aïlo Auguste)
Catherine Cormon .... assistant editor
Michele D'Attoma .... assistant editor
Salvatore Di Meo .... assistant editor
Bettina Hofmann .... assistant editor
Urszula Lesiak .... assistant editor
Sandrine Normand .... assistant editor
Rob Sciarratta .... video color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leszek Kaminski .... assistant music recording engineer
Jerzy Klocek .... musician: violoncello
Halina Laciak .... executive music producer
Bertrand Lenclos .... composer: additional music
Wojciech Michniewski .... conductor
Rafal Paczkowski .... music recording engineer
Janusz Strobel .... musician: guitar
Zdzislaw Szostak .... conductor
Elzbieta Towarnicka .... musician: soprano
Jan Wojtacha .... choir master
 
Other crew
François Cesalli .... administrator
Aline Corneille .... administrator
Heinz Dill .... administrator
Alain Dubouloz .... groupman
Geneviève Dufour .... script supervisor (as Genevieve Dufour)
Blez Gabioud .... administrator
Roman Gren .... acting coach
Xavier Grin .... administrator
Agnieszka Holland .... script consultant
Christine Hulin .... administrator
Nathalie Jaquinet .... administrator
Marcin Latallo .... dialog translator
Stan Latek .... assistant to director
Dominique Lefèvre .... administrator (as Dominique Lefevre)
Christian Manzoni .... administrator
Brigitte Matteuzzi .... choreographer
Christine Noussan .... fashion show advisor
André Noël .... dog trainer
Helene Platel .... administrator
Bimbo Ross .... caterer
Florence Ruffetta .... administrator
Eva Simonet .... press attache
Piotr Sobocinski .... script consultant
Remo Tizziani .... caterer
Gisèle Vuillaume .... administrator (as Gisele Vuillaume)
Edward Zebrowski .... script consultant
Olivier Zimmermann .... administrator
Naïma Ziour .... caterer
 
Thanks
Corinne Cobson .... thanks
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Trois couleurs: Rouge" - France (original title)
"Three Colours: Red" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title)
"Red" - USA (short title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for a brief but strong sex scene
Runtime:
99 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:14 (New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island) (DVD rating) | Finland:K-12 | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | Norway:10 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R

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Trivia:
SERIES TRADEMARK: In all three parts of the trilogy, an elderly person can be seen trying to throw an empty bottle into a recycling bin. In this final entry, Valentine (Irène Jacob) helps her, while in the other two parts the main character just watches.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Early in the movie, Auguste Bruner returns to his apartment from walking his dog, and his Jeep which is parked out front is parked one way. He goes upstairs, uses the phone and quickly returns downstairs to the Jeep which is now parked in the opposite direction.See more »
Quotes:
The Judge:Leave. It's your destiny. You can't live your brother's life for him.
Valentine:I love him. If only I could help.
The Judge:You can. Be.
Valentine:What do you mean?
The Judge:That's all: be.
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82 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
A Sublime Shade of Red, 3 January 2000
Author: Kirill Galetski (kirill@sptimes.ru) from St. Petersburg, Russia

The last film in the Three Colors trilogy, RED, is deceptively simple, yet it rounds out everything that came before in an enlightening way. It slightly resembles THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE in its theme of fraternity, and in its casting of Irene Jacob, who manages to exude a sense of curious innocence and integrity. She interprets the role of Valentine, a young Swiss model and student living in Geneva and experiencing a kind of emotional limbo as she awaits her boyfriend's return from England. Through a seemingly trivial twist of fate, she encounters a cynical retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who leads a lonely, world weary existence and eavesdrops on his neighbors' telephone conversations. Initially she finds his detached indifference appalling, and wants to report him, but her compassionate nature enables her to comprehend the greater plight of the man, one of leading a fruitless, lovelorn life. They form a touching friendship, and this sets the stage for another turn of events. Auguste (Jean-Pierre Lorit) is young judge who is in many ways a mirror image of Trintignant's character. He lives near Valentine, but through possible lack of synchronicity, they never meet. Upheavals in his life are accordingly similar to the old judge's, but this time, due to the presence of the noble Valentine, an old adversity can be turned on its side, bringing fulfillment for everyone.

With Red, there is a real sense of culmination unlike any other. Wistful, melancholy, yet life-affirming, the film offers hope in world full of supposed mistaken paths. Tritignant remarked on Kieslowski's talents in augmenting the emotions of the actors through his technique: "I'm very pleased with my work on this film - and I don't think it had a lot to do with me. For example, at the end of the film when my character goes to the window, looks outside, and starts to cry - I couldn't do it, I couldn't summon the tears. I tried to make myself cry but couldn't manage it. Krzysztof called the make-up lady who shot menthol into my eyes. We shot the scene and Krzysztof said 'It's good, next shot.' Recently I saw the finished film. I waited anxiously for this scene. And I cried when I saw myself."

Tritignant's nuanced portrayal is augmented by equally good work from Jacob who bears insight into her role as well: "Something really great about RED are the 'non-encounters' between Auguste and Valentine. They pass each other without ever meeting. They might be great for each other but they never meet. It reminds me of THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE where the two identical Veroniques are face to face but don't see each other. In RED this idea is reflected by the way Valentine can't face up to her life, her love, her sorrows. How can Auguste see her, or she him? How can they both release themselves from this blindness?"

The uplifting aura of this film shines even brighter given the pettiness with which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences brushed it off. Due to the fact that is a multinational co-production, with a Polish director, mixed Swiss and French cast and crew, Red was not allowed to compete for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar as a film from Switzerland. Indeed, the trilogy itself is without a country as it transcends borders and even culture in its solemn inquiry into human nature and that is a prize in itself.

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