(out of 5)

Original title:  Trois Couleurs: Rouge

The third part of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colours trilogy is far and away the best of the group and could survive as a film on its own. A Geneva model () becomes acquainted with a crusty old judge () after she accidentally runs over his dog, and discovers that he has a nasty habit of spying on his neighbours’ phone calls. Meanwhile, her own neighbour is an aspiring judge who is having an ill-fated romance with a telephone weather operator. These characters all have more serious connections than they realize, culminating in a fateful meeting in the end that has more to do with predestination than anything they could have pulled off themselves. Stunningly photographed, perfectly acted, this is among Kieslowski’s best works (and unfortunately, he died soon after its release).

MK2 Productions, France 3 Cinéma, CAB Productions, Zespol Filmowy “Tor”, Canal+, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Télévision Suisse-Romande, Office Fédéral de la Culture


Directed by

Screenplay by Krzysztof Kieslowski,

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1994

Boston Film Critics Awards 1994.  

Cannes Film Festival 1994

Golden Globe Awards 1994

Independent Spirit Awards 1994.  

National Board of Review Awards 1994.  

New York Film Critics Awards 1994.  

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