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The second feature in filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy, the black comedy White features Zbigniew Zamachowski as Karol Karol, an expatriate Polish hairdresser whose French wife the breathtaking Julie Delpy divorces him after just six months of marriage because of his impotency. Penniless and devoid of his passport, Karol must journey back to Poland by hiding in a trunk. Upon his return, he slowly begins amassing a considerable fortune, ultimately hatching a perverse plot for revenge. Often ...
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The second feature in filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy, the black comedy White features Zbigniew Zamachowski as Karol Karol, an expatriate Polish hairdresser whose French wife the breathtaking Julie Delpy divorces him after just six months of marriage because of his impotency. Penniless and devoid of his passport, Karol must journey back to Poland by hiding in a trunk. Upon his return, he slowly begins amassing a considerable fortune, ultimately hatching a perverse plot for revenge. Often unjustly dismissed as the weak link in the trilogy, White grows in strength upon repeated viewings. An allegory about equality, the film is mordantly witty, a cynical look at power, marriage and capitalism.
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The second of writer/director Krzysztof Kieslowski's impressive Three Colors Trilogy, Trois Couleurs: Blanc is also the lightest of the three movies. Compared to the stark tragedy of Bleu (1993) and the subtle, multi-character epiphanies of Rouge (1994), Blanc is more of a romantic comedy, expanding upon the director's poetic, philosophical style. The comedic tone is deceptive: Kieslowski offers a surprisingly profound, ironic look at how the emptiness of life can be so deeply affected by love. Polish actor Zbigniew Zamachowski turns in a charming, Chaplin-esque performance as the bitter, bemused hero, and the striking Julie Delpy is appropriately cast as the cruel wife who divorces him due to his impotency. Complementing the performances is cinematographer Edward Klosinski, who perfectly captures the paradoxically bleak but bright grays and browns of Poland.
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  • Release Date: 5/1/1996
  • UPC: 786936303933
  • Original Release: 1994
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Format: VHS

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Performance Credits
Zbigniew Zamachowski Karol
Julie Delpy Dominique
Janusz Gajos Mikolai
Jerzy Stuhr Jurek
Florence Pernel
Juliette Binoche
Technical Credits
Krzysztof Kieslowski Director, Screenwriter
Yvon Crenn Executive Producer
Halina Dobrowolska Art Director
Marin Karmitz Producer
Edward Klosinski Cinematographer
Urszula Lesiak Editor
Krzysztof Piesiewicz Screenwriter
Zbigniew Preisner Score Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2000

    Remarkable!

    This is one of the most creative and satisfying movie experiences you will ever have. The plot is refreshing and full of surprises as well as the ''theme'' of white being visually woven throughout the film beautifully. Anyone who enjoys brilliant film making will love this movie.

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