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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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polish | french | marriage | divorce | metro | See more »


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

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Release Date:

18 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Three Colors: White  »

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$1,464,625 (USA)
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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

Mikolaj: What counts on bridge is memory.
[sighing]
Mikolaj: And mine is excellent.
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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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The Trilogy Continues With Another Stunning Chapter.
19 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Krzysztof Kieslowski's second installment in his "Three Colors" trilogy does not quite reach the greatness of his earlier or latter work, but is still a strangely interesting viewing experience that ends up being a dominant success by its final act in spite of some shortcomings. "White" (representing equality to the French) plays more light-hearted than "Blue" or "Red". It is modern-day France and a Polish hairdresser (Zbigniew Zamachowski) and his amazingly beautiful French wife (Julie Delpy) are going through a messy divorce due to Zamachowski's inability to perform sexually. The divorce crushes Zamachowski emotionally and financially. He is forced to leave France and go back to Poland, becoming a Metro beggar that has basically lost everything. However, with a little help, Zamachowski will get back up and vow revenge on the woman that ruined his life and took his self-dignity. Sometimes revenge can be sweet, but what happens when it does not necessarily accomplish what you had hoped? "White" is a little strange to the series. Its dark humor makes it stand out in an already unique set of films. The film is not near as emotional as "Blue" or near as rough as "Red". Instead it uses heart rather than thought at times to get its story across. This is not a bad thing, but it is just an odd chapter for Kieslowski. My least favorite of the trilogy (not saying I don't still like the movie very much), "White" still creates a tone that makes it a cinematic winner. Watch for Juliette Binoche (the greatest performer of the series) in what ends up being a cameo role. 4 stars out of 5.


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