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Three Colors: Red (1994)

Trois couleurs: Rouge (original title)
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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 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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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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

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Details

Country:

Switzerland | France | Poland

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red See more »

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Box Office

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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Trivia

Citing that it does not meet enough of the necessary guidelines concerning a film's "artistic control" within a foreign co-production, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disqualified the film from competing as Switzerland's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (In an unprecedented move, Switzerland rejected the Academy's offer to submit another film.) Miramax Films' co-chairman Harvey Weinstein persuaded more than sixty industry heavyweights to sign a letter of complaint urging the Academy to reconsider its stance, to no avail. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, Auguste Bruner returns to his apartment from walking his dog, and his Jeep which is parked out front is parked one way. He goes upstairs, uses the phone and quickly returns downstairs to the Jeep which is now parked in the opposite direction. See more »

Quotes

Valentine: You're not afraid?
The Judge: I wonder what I'd do in their place. The same thing.
Valentine: You'd throw stones?
The Judge: In their place? Of course. And that goes for everyone I judged. Given their lives, I would steal, I'd kill, I'd lie. Of course I would. All that because I wasn't in their shoes, but mine.
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Bring your brain
27 July 2000 | by VynsonSee all my reviews

See Three Colors: Blue and Three Colors: White. They are both wonderful films and will give an added dimension to the finale Three Colors: Red. Red is a fantastic film. It can be enjoyed in a single viewing, and indeed, the climax of the film is very powerful in that first viewing. But, watch it again. Once you understand the use of symbolism and character parallels in this movie, you will see new things with each viewing. With the first viewing you understand that the film is the work of a brilliant mind. With each additional viewing, you find yourself discovering that it is, in fact, a work of genius. Red is meant to symbolize fraternity in the French flag. The story turns the theme of fraternity around to be viewed at angles one would never suspect. The facets of fraternity shared by the different characters is as deep as you care to peer. If you are used to the blatant "symbolism" in most mass films, you may find Red a bit slow. You may find yourself looking at a screen filled with intensity that you do not fathom... and yawning, wonder what all the excitement is about. This is not a mindless, vicarious experience. Everything is not explained to you. You must think as you watch. You must see... not simply look. Wonderful movie... one meant to be enjoyed by a wonderful moviegoer.


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