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

Switzerland | France | Poland

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red See more »

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Gross USA:

$4,043,686
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The second collaboration between Krzysztof Kieslowski and Irène Jacob. They had previously worked together on The Double Life of Véronique (1991) See more »

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Camera shadow is visible on the building in the pan shot from Valentine getting out of her car to the ringing telephone in Auguste's apartment. See more »

Quotes

Valentine: Excuse me... the door was open. I'm sorry, I think I ran over your dog. Rita. A German Shepherd.
The Judge: [Displaying little interest] It's possible. She disappeared yesterday.
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Valentine: [after getting no response from the judge] Would you like me to take her to a vet?
The Judge: [Displaying little interest] As you wish.
Valentine: If I ran over your daughter, would you react the same way?
The Judge: [Displaying no emotion] I don't have a daughter, miss.
The Judge: [pauses, then turns to her] Go away... and don't...
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My favourite film
31 August 2004 | by dom-90See all my reviews

Its my favourite film because there's so much going on that you don't see at first and so many things that make you wonder "Did Kieslowski mean that or is it in my head?" For instance - is the judge meant to be God or some supreme being ?

Also Irene Jacob as in The Double Life Of Veronique is outstanding, there may be a few superficially prettier actresses but none who manage to convey beauty of spirit with physical beauty the way she does.

Tritingnant also is magnificent without really saying much and the things he does say are excellent such as his answer to Valentine . . . "Be".


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