Three Colours Red

Three Colours Red

Krzysztof Kieslowski (1994)

15 Certificate


Our Score
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.


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 & Crew

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
Director Krzysztof Kieslowski
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Other Information

Language: French +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Artificial Eye Film Co. LtdGuidance: Contains sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray