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Three Colours : White

Three Colours : White

A Feature film by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Produced by mk2

Release in France : 26/01/1994

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Production and distribution (5)

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Foreign production companies :

Tor Film Production, Cab Productions

French distribution :

MKL Distribution

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

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Karol, a Polish hairdresser, is married to Dominique, who is French. We first meet them during their divorce hearing. Dominique asserts that their marriage was never consummated, which Karol confrims. The upshot is that Karol loses everything - wife, love, and the beauty salon he had bought with all his savings. Humilated, penniless, without a passport, hounded by the police, Karol cannot return to Poland. He scrapes together a little money by playing the comb on the subway, where he encounters Mikolaj, another Pole. Mikolaj ofers to employ Karol... to kill a man. Karol refuses. When he returns to Poland, he does not want to be inferior or even equal to others. He wants to be "more equal". He stubbornly launches various undertakings, only to fall into the trap of his own revenge against his ex-wife, Dominique. He does, however, wind up winning one thing-Dominiques love.

Full credits (16)

Executive Producer :

Marin Karmitz

Line Producer :

Yvon Crenn

Director of Photography :

Edward Klosinski

Production Manager :

Yvon Crenn

Editor :

Ursula Lesiak

Production Designers :

Halina Dobrowolska, Claude Lenoir

Casting :

Margot Capelier

Sound Mixer :

William Flageollet

Assistant directors :

Emmanuel Finkiel, Julie Bertuccelli, François Azria

Screenwriters :

Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz

Sound recordists :

Jean-Claude Laureux, Brigitte Taillandier

Press Attaché (film) :

Eva Simonet

Continuity supervisor :

Geneviève Dufour

Music Composer :

Zbigniew Preisner

Costume designers :

Elzbieta Radke, Teresa Wardzala, Jolanta Luczak

Still Photographer :

Piotr Jaxa

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

French, Polish

Coproducer countries :

France, Switzerland, Poland

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Switzerland, Poland)

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Runtime :

1 h 31 min

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Dolby SR

Posters (1)



Festival Selections

Berlin International Film Festival - 1994

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1994)


Official Competition