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Three Colours : White

Three Colours : White

A Feature film by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Produced by mk2 films

Release in France : 26/01/1994


    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.

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    mk2 films

    Foreign production companies :

    Tor Film Production, Cab Productions

    French distribution :

    MKL Distribution

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

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    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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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (2)



    Festival Selections

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1994

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1994)


    Official Competition