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YouTube Popular Videos - Three Colours trilogy. Karol, a hairdresser copes with his ex-wife divorcing him whilst taking all his money. He ends up amassing a greater fortune than he had before through what I can only glimpse to be Machiavellian tactics. He then takes revenge on his ex-wife Dominique by framing her for his faked death. Karol isn't exactly the cold hearted type. When he visits Dominique in an institution (which I'm a little confused about how he's able to do considering he's supposed to be dead) he has an emotional reaction. I'm still confused what compelled him to care after he'd avenged himself; but maybe that's the point Kieslowski is trying to make. Karol also seems more sympathetic for the pain he caused her as opposed to Dominique's indifference to Karol's suffering. One might say that Karol felt he was doing what was just even if his methods were exploitative. 'White' has a strong theme but it's components are so mundane that the film never transcends them. It's not bad just forgettable.
I found "White" the second part of Krzysztof Kieslowski's Colors Trilogy(the others being "Blue" and "Red" to be the least involving and the least successful.
Strangely enough, despite being the shortest of three films( White" clocks in at ninety-two minutes, Blue" at ninety-seven and "Red" at ninety-nine) this is the one that felt the longest. I'm sorry to confess that I became bored at about the one hour mark and started fidgeting like mad until the movie reached its unsatisfying and seemingly unfinished ending.
I would go with "Red" or "Blue" personally, though "White" may be worth seeing for the sake of comparison.
Directed by Cezary Harasimowicz L'inspecteur Lists Three Colours: White Videos Cover art, photos and screenshots 6 votes 4 votes 3 votes 1 vote 1 vote Reviews View all Three Colours: White reviews Julie Delpy stars in Krzysztof Kieslowski's dark comedy (the middle segment in his "three colors" trilogy) about the price of passion. Polish immigrant Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) is humiliated in a public courtroom by his wife (Delpy) during their divorce proceedings. Shamed and brokenhearted, he finds an ally in a fellow countryman. The two concoct a way back to post-Communist Poland, where Karol sets about rebuilding his life. Release date: 26 January 1994 UPC: 786936204254 Tags: French (15), Poland (14), 1990s (12), Drama (11), Comedy (11), Romance (11), 1994 (9), France (8), Mystery (7), Polish (6), Black Comedy (6), Trilogy (5), Sequel (5), Color In Title (5), (5), Switzerland (4), Revenge (3), Love (3), Foreign (3), Series (3) My tags: Add tags Add to list Not interested Update feed static added this to a list 4 weeks, 1 day ago Riikka added this to a list 1 month, 2 weeks ago sdepy83 added this to a list 2 months, 1 week ago Kandi added this to a list 7 months, 1 week ago Syfzaa added this to a list 7 months, 3 weeks ago Henny voted for 2 images 8 months, 3 weeks ago sdepy83 added this to a list 9 months, 3 weeks ago sdepy83 voted for an image 9 months, 3 weeks ago Films I've seen on celluloid in the digital era (96 movies items) "FORMAT: 35mm PRINT QUALITY: ★★★½ NOTES: Also quite damaged in the obvious spots and a yellow-and-green line tracks down the right side throughout the entire third reel, most of the fourth and snippets of the fifth, but the horizontal scratches are less visible than in Blue. DATE: August 19th 2018 CINEMA: Prince Charles Cinema LOCATION: London" Ocifer added this to a list 1 year ago Stehako added this to a list 1 year, 5 months ago My trips to the cinema 2018 (200 movies items) "SCREENING: 35mm triple bill DATE: August 19th CINEMA: The Prince Charles Cinema LOCATION: West End" The Wolf added this to a list 1 year, 6 months ago Watched films in 2018 (63 movies items) "11. 8. Yle Areena Uusintakatselu. Kieslowskilainen tragikomedia on huikeaa ristiriidoilla leikittelyä. Siniseen nähden lähempänä kotia, jossa rumuus on kaunista. Pidin tästä jopa Sinistä enemmän. Ei tukeudu hetkeksikään muotoon sisällön edelle ja eipä ole taas hetkeen tullut katsottua elokuvaa, jossa tuntee olevansa näin vahvasti mukana. " Miika added this to a list 1 year, 7 months ago Miika's Movie Diary - 2018 (222 movies items) "25. 7, Yle Areena Elokuvassa päähenkilön vaimo ottaa avioeron ja katkaisee välit, mutta ukkopa ei luovuta niin helpolla. Kieslowskin siniseen osaan verrattuna valkoisessa osassa on puhtaan draaman sijaan myös mustaa huumoria, mikä on toimii itselleni paremmin. Ihmissuhteen päättymistä ja siitä aiheutunutta pettymystä käsiteltäessä juuri elokuvan humoristinen alavire tekee aiheen käsittelemisestä kiinnostavampaa, joskaan ei syö yhtään sen uskottavuutta. " r04n1ez added this to a list 1 year, 9 months ago Nykä added this to a list 2 years, 5 months ago Texhnolyze added this to a list 2 years, 7 months ago mirinbuddy added this to a list 2 years, 7 months ago Toby White added this to a list 2 years, 7 months ago Mackenzi added this to a list 3 years ago Nusch added this to a list 3 years, 1 month ago Loud Rocks added this to a list 3 years, 4 months ago scouser added this to a list 3 years, 4 months ago 30 From 94: My Favorite Films From 1994 (30 movies items) "The Three Colours Trilogy was an emotional and ambitious project for famed Polish director Krzystof Kielowski in which he aimed to create three stories based on the three political ideals in the motto of the French Republic: liberty, equality, fraternity. Which is why each film is titled on the colors of the French flag (Blue, White and Red). Taking on the subject of equality as it's theme, White tells the tale of a man named Karol Karol, who after losing literally everything in his life, embar" mirinbuddy added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago moviebuff added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago DarthTrino added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago Kookosbanaani added this to a list 3 years, 8 months ago Movies watched in 2016 (39 movies items) "6th of June, Digiboksi Kieslowskin väritrilogian kolmas osa on kokonaisuutena selkeämpi, eheämpi ja kaikin puolin parempi elokuva kuin Sininen. Valkoisen teemana on värinsä mukaisesti puhtaus ja viattomuus, jota käsitellään monipuolisesti Zbigniew Zamachowskin näyttelemän epäonnisen parturi Karolin näkökulmasta. Karol on elokuvan päähenkilönä huomattavasti sympaattisempi kuin Sinisen Juliette Binochen näyttelemä leski, vaikka tekeekin elokuvan edetessä joitain moraalisesti k" milica added this to a list 3 years, 10 months ago People who liked this also liked Rating: 8. 2 Rating: 7. 9 Rating: 8. 3 Rating: 8. 7 Rating: 8. 1 Rating: 8. 6 Rating: 8. 5 Rating: 8. 4 Rating: 7. 8 Rating: 8. 5.
Critics Consensus Taking a lighter tone than the other films of the Three Colors trilogy, White is a witty, bittersweet comedy with heavier themes on its mind than one might at first realize. 89% TOMATOMETER Total Count: 44 87% Audience Score User Ratings: 19, 918 Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) Ratings & Reviews Explanation Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) Photos Movie Info 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. Rating: R Genre: Directed By: Written By: In Theaters: Jun 10, 1994 limited On Disc/Streaming: Mar 4, 2003 Runtime: 93 minutes Studio: Miramax Films Cast News & Interviews for Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) Critic Reviews for Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) Audience Reviews for Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) Quotes Movie & TV guides.
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