Three Colors – White

Polish title, YEAR, LENGTH min.

Three Colors White (1994)

Production

Director Krzysztof Kieslowski
Screenplay Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Cinematography Slawomir Idziak
Music Zbigniew Preisner
Art Direction Halina Dobrowolski
Producer Martin Karmitz

Cast

Karol Karol Zbigniew Zamachowski
Domimique Julie Delpy
Mikolaj Janusz Gajos
Jurek Jerzy Stuhr
The Lawyer Aleksander Bardini

Story

White is the picaresque tale of Karol Karol, a Polish immigrant whose life in France has decidedly fallen apart: After six months of marriage, his beautiful French wife (Julie Delpy) is suing for divorce, he’s penniless, he’s losing his passport, and his only way back to Poland is stowed in a trunk. But every fable has a silver lining: courtesy of the highly developed capitalist society of the west, Karol realizes that he has the skills to amass a fortune in Poland, and thus the means to exact a fitting revenge on the scornful wife he still desires. Mid-way through the Three Colors, the ever-astonishing Kieslowski turns White into a black comedy and a highly perceptive examination of equality, in love and politics.