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Writers:
Krzysztof Kieslowski (scenario) and
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Release Date:
18 February 1994 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Second of a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society shows a Polish immigrant who wants to get even with his former wife. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Conjugal wickedness that cries out for vengeance See more (76 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Zbigniew Zamachowski ... Karol Karol

Julie Delpy ... Dominique
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)

Francis Coffinet ... L'employé de banque (The Bank Employee)
Barbara Dziekan ... La caissière (The Cashier)
Yannick Evely ... L'employée du metro (The Metro Employee)
Marzena Trybala ... L'employée du Mariott (The Mariott Employee)
Jacques Disses ... L'avocat de Dominique (Dominique's Lawyer)
Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska ... Madame Jadwiga
Krystyna Bigelmajer (as K. Bigelmajer)
Marianna Grodzka-Marciano (as M. Marciano)
Maria Robaszkiewicz (as M. Robaszkiewicz)
Jerzy Dominik (as J. Dominik)
Jan Mayzel (as J. Mayzel)
Zdzislaw Rychter (as Z. Richter)

Jakub Grzegorek (as J. Grzegorek)
J. Modet
Bozena Szymanska (as B. Szymánska)
Malgorzata Kaczmarska (as M. Kaczmarska)
Liliana Okowity (as L. Okowity)
Bartlomiej Topa (as B. Topa)
Aleksander Kalinowski (as A. Kalinowski)
Adam Paplinski (as A. Paplinski)
Wanda Wróblewska (as W. Wróblewska)
Stan Latek (as S. Latek)
Wojciech Paszkowski (as W. Paszkowski)
M. Verner
Joanna Ladynska (as J. Ladynska)
Malgorzata Prazmowska (as M. Prazmowska)
Piotr Zelt (as P. Zelt)

Juliette Binoche ... Julie Vignon (de Courcy)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florence Pernel ... (uncredited)
Andrzej Precigs ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Krzysztof Kieslowski 
 
Writing credits
Krzysztof Kieslowski (scenario) and
Krzysztof Piesiewicz (scenario)

Agnieszka Holland (scenario collaborator) and
Edward Zebrowski (scenario collaborator) and
Edward Klosinski (scenario collaborator)

Marcin Latallo (dialogue translation)

Produced by
Yvon Crenn .... executive producer
Marin Karmitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Zbigniew Preisner 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Klosinski (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Urszula Lesiak 
 
Casting by
Teresa Violetta Buhl 
Margot Capelier 
 
Production Design by
Halina Dobrowolska 
Claude Lenoir 
 
Set Decoration by
Tomasz Kowalski 
Dariusz Lipinski 
Henryk Puchalski 
 
Makeup Department
Jean-Pierre Caminade .... hair stylist
Jadwiga Cichocka .... makeup artist
Jolanta Pruszynska .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ryszard Chutkowski .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Teresa Violetta Buhl .... assistant director
Emmanuel Finkiel .... assistant director
Aleksandrs Petukhovs .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Lionel Acat .... props
Christian Aubenque .... props
Michel Charvaz .... props
Jean-Pierre Delettre .... props
Magdalena Dipont .... set designer
Julien Poitou-Weber .... props
 
Sound Department
Marc-Antoine Beldent .... foley artist
Marc-Antoine Beldent .... post synchronization
Pascal Colomb .... sound recordist
Eric Ferret .... foley artist
Eric Ferret .... post synchronization
William Flageollet .... sound mixer
Leszek Kaminski .... assistant sound engineer
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound editor
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound
Francine Lemaitre .... sound editor
Jérôme Lévy .... foley artist (as Jerome Levy)
Jérôme Lévy .... post synchronization (as Jerome Levy)
Pascal Mazière .... foley artist
Pascal Mazière .... post synchronization
Rafal Paczkowski .... sound engineer
Brigitte Taillandier .... sound recordist
Piotr Zawadzki .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Robert Brzezinski .... stunts
Janusz Chlebowski .... stunts
Ryszard Janikowski .... stunts
Zbigniew Modej .... stunts
Józef Stefanski .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sergiusz Bogucki .... lighting technician
Ernst Brunner .... lighting technician
Muriel Coulin .... assistant camera
Alain Dondin .... lighting technician
Alain Dreze .... grip
Alain Dubouloz .... lighting technician
Slawomir Grinka .... lighting technician
Piotr Jaxa .... still photographer
Henryk Jedynak .... assistant camera
Stanislaw Kolenda .... grip
Zbigniew Koniuszy .... grip
Hans Meier .... lighting technician
Piotr Obloza .... lighting technician
Marek Socha .... lighting technician
Albert Vasseur .... grip
Piotr Jaxa .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Laco Adamik .... computer animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jolanta Luczak .... wardrobe
Elzbieta Radke .... wardrobe
Virginie Viard .... wardrobe
Teresa Wardzala .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Ewa Lenkiewicz .... assistant editor
Christian Phan-Trong-Tuan .... assistant editor (as Christian Phan-Trong Tuan)
Alicja Torbus-Wosinska .... assistant editor
Rob Sciarratta .... video color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jan Cielecki .... musician: clarinet
Halina Laciak .... executive music producer
Zbigniew Paleta .... musical director
Zbigniew Paleta .... musician: violin
Mariusz Pedzialek .... musician: oboe
Jerzy Petersburski .... composer: song "To ostatnia niedziela"
 
Other crew
François Azria .... assistant to director
Julie Bertuccelli .... assistant to director
Andrzej Buhl .... administrator
Olivier Bulteau .... administrator
Aline Corneille .... administrator
Maria Czartoryska .... assistant to director
Geneviève Dufour .... script supervisor (as Genevieve Dufour)
Wlodzimierz Dziatkiewicz .... administrator
Roman Gren .... acting coach
Anne Guillemard .... administrator
Katarzyna Janus .... administrator
Joanna Kadubiec .... administrator
Caroline Lassa .... administrator
Stan Latek .... assistant to director
Dominique Lefèvre .... administrator
Stefan Libiot .... assistant to director (as Stéphane Libiot)
Pawel Lozinski .... assistant to director
Adam Paplinski .... assistant to director
Joanna Pindelska .... administrator
Malgorzata Powalka .... administrator
Eva Simonet .... press attache
Krzysztof Staszewski .... administrator
Irena Stralkowska .... studio director: TOR, Warsaw
Ryszard Straszewski .... studio director: TOR, Warsaw
Jean Talvat .... administrator
Nicolas Tempier .... administrator
Peter Thurrell .... assistant to director
Gisèle Vuillaume .... administrator (as Gisele Vuillaume)
Malgorzata Witkowska .... administrator
Krzysztof Zanussi .... studio director: TOR, Warsaw
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Trois couleurs: Blanc" - France (original title)
"Three Colours: White" - Canada (English title), UK
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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexuality and language
Runtime:
91 min
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Argentina:16 (DVD rating) | Australia:M | Canada:14 (New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island) (DVD rating) | Finland:K-12 | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | South Korea:15 (2009) | Spain:18 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [Juliette Binoche and Florence Pernel]stars of Three Colors: Blue (1993), make appearances in this film.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When our couple manage to make love, Dominique's moanings are not simultaneous with her lips.See more »
Quotes:
Karol Karol:[to the man who wanted help committing suicide] That was a blank. The next one's real. Are you sure?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Escape from Tomorrow (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
To ostatnia niedzielaSee more »

FAQ

The Meaning of the Sign Language in the Last Scene / La Signification de la language de signe en la scéne de la fin
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38 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Conjugal wickedness that cries out for vengeance, 29 April 2005
Author: Aquilant from Italy

WHITE IS THE COLOR OF DOMINIQUE'S WEDDING DRESS at the exit of the church, surrounded by the blazing whiteness of an overexposed background, full of subtle symbolisms imbued with hypnotic nuances. WHITE is the glimmer of the impending reflexes in the background of a lazy town buried under the snow. WHITE is the bust of a statue caressed as a memento of a love irremediably lost. WHITE is Dominique's final orgasm, a real scream of liberation from the yoke of her spiteful stubbornness, the false revenge of a woman unaware of her impending calamity, completely unacquainted with the bitter game of make-believe inspired by a wickedness that cries out for vengeance. According to Karol, the main character, it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. His desire for revenge blows out his residual flickering flame of love after having suffered unforgivable affronts devised by his heartless wife.

"Trzy kolory: Bialy" (Three colors: White), second episode inspired to the three colors of the French flag and to the three principles of the French Revolution (Freedom, Equality and Fraternity), brings back to us two old acquaintances, Zbigniew Zamachowski (very similar to the pathetic Italian character Fantozzi,) and Jerzy Stuhr. It may be considered the most unforeseeable movie of the whole colors trilogy, full of sharp and witty tones of grotesque melodrama, with a reluctant and peevish Julie Delphy never seen so cold-mannered on the screen before. The inborn sense of Kieslovski's BLACK humor comes out here in all its might almost counterbalancing the concept of absolute WHITE connected with he story.

"Three colors: white" is very different from the other two episodes of the trilogy, but nonetheless the unmistakable touch of the genius can be generously found in the accurate care of the details, in the emotional intensity of the dialogs, in the careful analysis of the individual values, in his safe distance from the events represented by him, in his constant application of the principle of casualness and in his large use of metaphors (look for instance at the sequences of simultaneous flights of pigeons, symbolizing an open concept of freedom often cherished in his works). And Julie Delphy's following words sound as a sort of sincere homage to Kieslovski's art: "Kieslowski is a director who draws his inspiration from the true life of people, who instills his own soul into his movie, who dwells upon the details as if he wanted to examine the life under a microscope." Absolutely true. There is nothing else left to say: "Three colors: red" looms on the horizon.

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