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

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery  |  18 February 1994 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
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)
L'employé de banque (The Bank Employee)
Barbara Dziekan ...
La caissière (The Cashier)


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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18 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Three Colors: White  »

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$1,464,625 (USA)

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


After the court-room scene, Karol Karol is throwing up, but we can't hear a "vomit splash", and there isn't vomit in the closet. See more »


Karol Karol: [to the man who wanted help committing suicide] That was a blank. The next one's real. Are you sure?
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Followed by Three Colors: Red (1994) See more »


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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My brief review of the film
12 June 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Another interesting chapter in the saga, it is not as technically impressive as 'Bleu' but the story's premise is certainly more fascinating this time. Delpy pretty much plays a stereotype of evil, but as her soon to be divorced husband, Zamachowski is great, and it is quite interesting to follow his experiences, even if his motivations are a bit hard to relate to. Kieslowski uses some great camera angles once again, and this is another very well shot film, as well as one with some brilliantly fitting music, plus slow motion is used very effectively. There are ideas about love, equality and revenge, the plot is intriguing, and there are some very intense moments, making it another solid entry in the trilogy, even if it is not as critically acclaimed as the first film, 'Trois Couleurs: Bleu' or the last film, 'Trois Couleurs: Rouge'.

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