White

BB.5

(out of 5)

Original title:  Trois Couleurs: Blanc


The least impressive of the Krzysztof Kieslowski French Flag trilogy is the middle installment, a meditation on Equality (the other two films, which comprise the colours of represent Liberty–Blue and Fraternity–Red). A Polish musician () is thrown out on to the street by his selfish wife () and left to fend for himself after she gets him involved in a criminal investigation. Not wanting to stick around and wait for the wolves to get him, he escapes France for Poland and concocts a scheme to get her back but good. The revenge is satisfying, but the film is shallow and forgettable.


MK2 Productions, France 3 Cinéma, CAB Productions, Zespol Filmowy “Tor”, Canal+, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe

France/Poland/Switzerland, 1994

Directed by 

Screenplay by Krzysztof Kieslowski, , collaboration with , , , dialogue translation by 

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by , , ,

Film Editing by

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