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Three Colors: White (1994)
"Trois couleurs: Blanc" (original title)

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Second of a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society shows a Polish immigrant who wants to get even with his former wife.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zbigniew Zamachowski ...
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Janusz Gajos ...
Mikolaj
Jerzy Stuhr ...
Jurek
Aleksander Bardini ...
Le notaire (The Lawyer)
Grzegorz Warchol ...
L'elégant (The Elegant Man)
Cezary Harasimowicz ...
L'inspecteur (The Inspector)
Jerzy Nowak ...
La vieux payson (The Old Farmer)
Jerzy Trela ...
Monsieur Bronek
Cezary Pazura ...
Le propriétaire du bureau de change (Bureau de Change Proprietor)
Michel Lisowski ...
L'interprète (The Interpreter)
Philippe Morier-Genoud ...
Le juge (The Judge) (as Philippe Morier Genoud)
Piotr Machalica ...
L'homme de haute taille (The Tall Man)
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L'employé de banque (The Bank Employee)
Barbara Dziekan ...
La caissière (The Cashier)
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Storyline

Karol (Polish) marries Domininque (French) and moves to Paris. The marriage breaks down and Dominique divorces Karol, forcing him into the life of a metro beggar and eventually back to Poland. However, he never forgets Dominique and while building a new life for himself in Warsaw he begins to plot... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Three Colors: White  »

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Gross:

$1,464,625 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Almost every shot in the movie contains at least one white object. See more »

Goofs

When our couple manage to make love, Dominique's moanings are not simultaneous with her lips. See more »

Quotes

[Expecting to find valuables, the luggage thieves open the suitcase containing Karol]
First Thief: Fuck! It's alive!
Second Thief: What the fuck?
Third Thief: Pull him out!
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Soundtracks

To ostatnia niedziela
(This Last Sunday) (uncredited)
Music by Jerzy Petersburski and words by Zenon Frejdwald
Played on the comb by Karol in the subway
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What we want and what we have when we get it are different.
10 August 2007 | by (Seattle USA) – See all my reviews

My favorite of the three. More things happen in this movie then in the other two, thus making it more accessible in some ways to viewers who need that, it is also the darkest of the 3 films which may be why it is popular. As I am sure you know the film is based on the colours of the French flag and their symbolism blue white red, is thus liberty, equality and fraternity. This is a movie about equality then, what can happen when there is inequality, and how you react to that person once equality is restored.

Again this film shows how ordinary peoples lives are often more interesting then cardboard cut outs that sit in for people in Hollywood films it is beautiful to look at thought provoking and a some what disturbing pleasure to watch. A film that teaches us what we want and what we will have when we get it are two different things.


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