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Three Colors: Red (1994)

Trois couleurs: Rouge (original title)
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A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Valentine (as Irene Jacob)
... Le juge Joseph Kern
... Karin (as Frederique Feder)
Jean-Pierre Lorit ... Auguste
... Le photographe (Photographer) (as Samuel Lebihan)
Marion Stalens ... Le Vétérinaire (Veterinary surgeon)
Teco Celio ... Le barman (Barman)
Bernard Escalon ... Le disquaire (Record dealer)
Jean Schlegel ... Le voisin (Neighbour)
Elzbieta Jasinska ... La femme (Woman)
Paul Vermeulen ... L'ami de Karin (Karen's friend)
Jean-Marie Daunas ... Le gardien du théâtre (Theatre manager)
... Le trafiquant (Drug dealer)
Brigitte Raul
Leo Ramseyer
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Storyline

Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours' phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism. The film is the story of relationships between some human beings, Valentine and the judge, but also other people who may not be aware of the relationship they have with Valentine or/and the old judge. Redemption, forgiveness and compassion... Written by Yepok

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Rated R for a brief but strong sex scene | See all certifications »

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23 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Red  »

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$4,043,686
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The Judge: Perhaps you're the woman I never met.
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Perhaps the most philosophically dense film ever made
24 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

I feel at a loss, so brilliant is this film. Kieslowski is a writer, a philosopher; and while an excellent filmmaker, his greatness lies in his writing; and "Red" is his paradigm. This film is a metafictional study of the artist's judgement in the creation of his fictional world; of how an artist can attempt to remake life -- even his own -- thru his art, even as he cannot escape the knowledge that, no matter how he involves himself in his story, it is still fiction and he is still outside of his remade world, still burdened with its unreality and the reality of the life he has tried to artistically remake. And magically, all of this is not to the smallest degree at the expense of a wonderful story about the mysteries of love and fate and the characters who live out this story, this pre-judged destiny. If I had to choose, I might nominate this the greatest film ever made.


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