Three Colours Red

  • 15
  • Krzysztof Kieslowski (1994)
  • Fr / Swi / Pol (SUB)
  • 99 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

Earning Krzysztof Kieslowski Oscar nominations for both script (co-written by Krzysztof Piesiewicz) and direction, this concluding part of his tricolour trilogy has much in common with his earlier The Double Life of Véronique. Not only does it reunite him with Irène Jacob, but it also explores the theme that people are bound together by fraternal ties that they can never anticipate or fully understand. Gloriously shot on location in Geneva by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Piotr Sobocinski, the film's use of colour and sound is unparalleled in 1990s cinema, while the intricate plot linking model Jacob with snooping judge Jean-Louis Trintignant is spellbinding. The concluding sequence is a masterstroke.

Plot Summary

A woman returns an injured dog to its owner, a retired judge who repays the favour by secretly arranging her a date with a lawyer. Drama exploring the theme of friendship, concluding Krysztof Kieslowski's trilogy, starring Irene Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Jean-Pierre Lorit. In French.

Cast and crew

Cast

Valentine Dussaut
Irène Jacob
Judge Joseph Kern
Jean-Louis Trintignant
Karin
Frédérique Feder
Auguste Bruner
Jean-Pierre Lorit
Photographer
Samuel Le Bihan
Veterinary surgeon
Marion Stalens
Barman
Teco Celio
Record dealer
Bernard Escalon
Neighbour
Jean Schlegel
Woman
Elzbieta Jasinska

Crew

Director
Krzysztof Kieslowski

Other Information

Language: 
French +subtitles
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Guidance: 
Contains sex scenes and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama