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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
9.00 /10
 
Starring
Irene Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frederique Feder
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Directed by: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Written by: Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Krzysztof Kieslowski

 
 
 
Released: 1994
   
Genre: DRAMA
FOREIGN
   
Origin: France/ Poland/ Switzerland
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 99
 
 


 
A beautiful model (Irene Jacob, pictured) and an elderly judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) ruminate over the problems of helping others.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Krzysztof Kieslowski's fatalistic films always attracted critical acclaim, though not from me; and this final section of his Three Colours trilogy was no exception. It is notable for its beautiful lighting, striking use of colour and the extreme obscurity of its narrative.

The central characters - the judge , the model and a young lawyer (Jean-Pierre Lorit) - are not recognizably people at all; they are inhabitants of that parallel universe called Art House Cinema - a world where people are randomly motivated, talk endlessly about huge philosophical questions but to no effect, and so much is left unspoken and enigmatic that average moviegoers may find themselves thinking of Arnold Schwarzenegger with nostalgic gratitude.

It's the kind of elegant, empty movie which all but killed off the European film industry.

Kieslowski has said that the cinema is an inadequate medium through which to communicate his ideas. I'm inclined to agree.


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