Three Colors: Blue ()

Trois couleurs: Bleu (original title)
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A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

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Julie Vignon (de Courcy)
Benoît Régent ...
Olivier (as Benoit Regent)
Lucille (as Charlotte Very)
La journaliste (as Helene Vincent)
Philippe Volter ...
L'agent immobilier
Claude Duneton ...
Le médecin
Patrice (Mari de Julie)
La mère
Florence Vignon ...
La copiste
Daniel Martin ...
Le voisin du dessous
Jacek Ostaszewski ...
Le flutiste
Catherine Therouenne ...
La voisine
Yann Trégouët ...
Antoine (as Yann Tregouet)
Alain Ollivier ...
Isabelle Sadoyan ...
La servante
Le Jardinier
Philippe Manesse
Arno Chevrier
Idit Cebula
Stanislas Nordey
Jacques Disses
Michel Lisowski
Yves Penay
Philippe Morier-Genoud ...
Le juge (The Judge)
Karol Karol
Alain Decaux ...
Himself (Eulogist at the funeral)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barrister at the Court of Justice (uncredited)
Piotr Jaxa ...
Photographer at Funeral (uncredited)

Directed by

Krzysztof Kieslowski

Written by

Krzysztof Kieslowski ... (scenario) and
Krzysztof Piesiewicz ... (scenario)
Agnieszka Holland ... (scenario collaborator) and
Edward Zebrowski ... (scenario collaborator) and
Slawomir Idziak ... (scenario collaborator)

Produced by

Marin Karmitz ... producer

Music by

Zbigniew Preisner

Cinematography by

Slawomir Idziak ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Jacques Witta

Editorial Department

Aïlo Auguste-Judith ... assistant editor (as Ailo Auguste)
Catherine Cormon ... assistant editor
Michele D'Attoma ... assistant editor
Urszula Lesiak ... assistant editor
Rob Sciarratta ... video color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

Margot Capelier

Production Design by

Claude Lenoir

Set Decoration by

Lionel Acat
Christian Aubenque
Jean-Pierre Delettre
Julien Poitou-Weber
Marie-Claire Quin

Makeup Department

Jean-Pierre Caminade ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Valérie Tranier ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

Yvon Crenn ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

François Azria ... assistant director
Julie Bertuccelli ... assistant director
Emmanuela Demarchi ... assistant director
Emmanuel Finkiel ... first assistant director
Stefan Libiot ... assistant director (as Stéphane Libiot)

Art Department

Michel Charvaz ... props
Bertrand Terreyre ... carpenter

Sound Department

Vincent Arnardi ... foley artist
Claire Bez ... sound editor
Pascal Colomb ... sound recordist
William Flageollet ... re-recording mixer
Jean-Claude Laureux ... sound editor / sound
Jean-Pierre Lelong ... foley artist
Bertrand Lenclos ... sound editor
Mario Melchiorri ... foley artist
Brigitte Taillandier ... sound recordist

Camera and Electrical Department

Ernst Brunner ... lighting technician
Muriel Coulin ... assistant camera
Alain Dondin ... lighting technician
Alain Dreze ... grip
Alain Dubouloz ... generator operator
Piotr Jaxa ... second camera operator / still photographer
Henryk Jedynak ... assistant camera
Hans Meier ... lighting technician
Albert Vasseur ... grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Naima Lagrange ... costumes
Virginie Viard ... costumes

Music Department

Chór Filharmonii Slaskiej ... musician (as Les Choeurs Philharmonique de SILESIE)
Leszek Kaminski ... assistant music recordist: : Studio S4, Warsaw
Halina Laciak ... executive music producer
Konrad Mastylo ... musician: piano
Wojciech Michniewski ... conductor: conductor: Sinfonia Varsovia
Jacek Ostaszewski ... musician: flute
Rafal Paczkowski ... music recordist: Studio S4, Warsaw
Elzbieta Towarnicka ... musician: soprano
Sinfonia Varsovia ... musician
Jan Wojtacha ... choirmaster
Bertrand Lenclos ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Geneviève Dufour ... script supervisor (as Genevieve Dufour)

Other crew

Olivier Bulteau ... administrator
Aline Corneille ... administrator
Roman Gren ... acting coach
Anne Guillemard ... administrator
Caroline Lassa ... administrator
Marcin Latallo ... dialog translator
Stan Latek ... assistant to director
Dominique Lefèvre ... administrator (as Dominique Lefevre)
Laurette Monconduit ... public relations assistant
Eva Simonet ... press attache (as Éva Simonet)
Jean Talvat ... administrator
Nicolas Tempier ... administrator
Gisèle Vuillaume ... administrator (as Gisele Vuillaume)


Andrew Litton ... special thanks
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande ... special thanks
Alexis Weissenberg ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

The first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. 'Blue' is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed composer and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew, free of personal commitments, belongings, grief or love. She intends to numb herself by withdrawing from the world and living completely independently, anonymously and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heal Julie and draws her back to the land of the living. Written by Anonymous

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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Bleu (France)
  • Trzy kolory: Niebieski (Poland)
  • Trois Couleurs: Bleu (India, English title)
  • Three Colors: Blue (Canada, English title)
  • Three Colors: Blue (World-wide, English title)
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  • 94 min
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross $10,879,269

Did You Know?

Trivia When Olivier has tracked down Julie but is then ignored by her, there is a close-up of Julie allowing a sugar cube to soak up her coffee. Deeming that the sugar cube had to soak up the coffee in precisely 5 seconds, Krzysztof Kieslowski had his assistant director test multiple brands (which soaked with coffee anywhere from 3 to 11 seconds) to find one that took just the correct time. See more »
Goofs The speech given at the funeral states Julie's daughter's age as 5, but the dates on the coffin (26/04/1985 - 07/09/1992) would make her 7 years old. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Blink/Naked/I'll Do Anything/The Thing Called Love/Blue (1994). See more »
Crazy Credits The final credit says in French, "We thank Alfa Romeo who allowed the scene of the accident to the Alfa 164 whose dynamics are of course purely imaginary." See more »
Quotes Julie Vignon: Now I have only one thing left to do: nothing. I don't want any belongings, any memories. No friends, no love. Those are all traps.
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