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Three Colors White (Trzy kolory: Bialy) by Krzysztof Kieślowski


The Colors WhiteThree Colors White was more of an accidental discovery for me as I was browsing through some of our movies to watch something. I decided to watch this and must say that found it thoroughly worth the watch. It’s the second movie in a trilogy and has similar movies with the names red and blue. Three Colors White is on the theme of Equality.

In brief, the story is about a man (Karol) and how he exacts his revenge on his ex-wife (Dominique) who has divorced him and thrown him out on streets of Paris with no money. Dominique claims him to be an impotent for taking divorce, keeps all the money and puts cops behind him. Somehow the story is not sad. Not for a moment, I felt sorry for the Karol and not for a moment, I felt any hatred for the Dominique. While begging at a station, Karol meets another man Mikolaj who is successful from standards of society but is unhappy with life. Story takes many twists and turns from here till the end and keeps the viewer hooked.

What I liked in the movie was the story. It’s  realistic that a woman/man can ruin one’s life like this. But it’s more a fantasy for someone to plan revenge. The irony is the love that Karol still feels for Dominique and has to overcome it to exact his revenge. In the end, he is shown crying with a smile on his face. In any case, he remains a loser.

I am looking forward to see the other two parts of this movie and have a feeling that I will like them both…

VERDICT: Must watch…


9 thoughts on “Three Colors White (Trzy kolory: Bialy) by Krzysztof Kieślowski

  1. Looks very interesting…was it booked on the movie rental? Will remember to queue up this series 🙂

  2. Hmm…why do I think u have some mistakes on ur own blog? The movie seems funny …is it? or is it more dramatic?
    i guess I will watch it once I am back!!

  3. Nice review, we enjoy foreign films very much. Beginning with the cinematagrophy (sp?) we can’t help but notice a different look and feel to most foreign films. I realize that is a huge generalization, just something we notice again and again. Very refreshing!
    Nice honest book review (below) also!

    • Thanks for the comment Patty…Since Vipula is not here I am watching many foreign language (not counting English!) movies these days…Do you have any favorite directors? I like Majid Majidi’s movie a lot…they have an innocence about them…In fact my next post is on Baran by Majid Majidi

  4. Wasn’t his film Children of Heaven about the brother and sister and the shoes? I do really enjoy foreign films! Deepa Mehta has done a series of films that are very powerful. There are some great French directors, but no names come to mind at the moment (doh!)

    • Yes Children of Heaven, was about a pair of shoes…I was simply amazed to see a story so simple and so innocent, revolving around a pair of shoes…I loved that movie. I have not seen too many foreign films but I think this is my new liking now…I have seen a few Akiro Kurosawa movies too which were adapted in english as ‘For a few dollars more’ with clint eastwood…Akiro Kurosawa is good too…Will write more as I see these movies…Ingmar Bergman, Francois Truffaut are also available on my DVD rental service. I will be checking them out soon…

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