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2 December 1994 (USA) See more »
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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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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  (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

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
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
Corinne Cobson .... thanks
Crew verified as complete

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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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Rated R for a brief but strong sex scene
99 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Argentina:16 (DVD rating) | 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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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Valentine:Excuse me... the door was open. I'm sorry, I think I ran over your dog. Rita. A German Shepherd.
The Judge:[Displaying little interest] It's possible. She disappeared yesterday.
Valentine:She's in my car. Alive. I don't know what to do.
Valentine:[after getting no response from the judge] Would you like me to take her to a vet?
The Judge:[Displaying little interest] As you wish.
Valentine:If I ran over your daughter, would you react the same way?
The Judge:[Displaying no emotion] I don't have a daughter, miss.
The Judge:[pauses, then turns to her] Go away... and don't close the door!
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62 out of 86 people found the following review useful.
Krzysztof Kieslowski's Testament, 6 July 2003
Author: dromasca from Herzlya, Israel

This is the last film of Krzysztof Kieslowski - one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema. He intended to retire after this film, so in a way it is his artistic testament. He died a couple of years after making the film, and though it is said that he intended to return to directing, Destiny decided that this was indeed his last. And what a film!

'Rouge' the last film in the three colors French trilogy is actually a very Swiss film. Set in Geneva, one of the two main characters is a Swiss retired judge, and Durenmatt immediately comes to mind. But there is more Switzerland in the cool atmosphere, in the lack of communication of the characters, in the politeness that envelops cruelty of life. Several characters who start with little relationship will come together at the end in a moving and human final, which only a great artist could have staged.

Little else can be said that was not said and written hundred of times. Yes, the film starts slowly, and the fans of the American style of action movies or melodramas will get discouraged first and will get lost as viewers. They deserve it. The film gets quality as it advances, and one of the not so hidden messages is that real life and real humans are more interesting than the Hollywood cartoon and plastic action and characters. Cinema quality is very original, the image being a 'Study in Red', as the title shows. Acting is fabulous, with Irene Jacob and Jean-Louis Trintignant - the later in what will remain probable the best role of his old age.

A great film. Seeing it again probably adds, and I am happy to have it recorded on tape. 9/10 on my personal scale.

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