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6,640 Ratings

The Double Life of Véronique

La double vie de Véronique

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
France, Poland, 1991
Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Synopsis

Irène Jacob is incandescent as both Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher. The film follows both women as they contend with the ups and downs of their individual lives. Though unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, emotional bond.

The Double Life of Véronique Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
The film is designed to make us fall in love with the stunning face on screen… Few but Kieslowski could execute such a film; though it welcomes analysis, it spigots ethereal sensuality and a universal human understanding.
October 05, 2016
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Kieślowski doesn’t want to create anything resembling an answer to these magnetic questions about fate and chance. He simply wants us to experience them in all their sensual glory, and be open to the fact that our world can turn wonderfully upside down at any moment.
February 09, 2011
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[It] retains the kind of mystery that subsists when the search for meaning and shape is undertaken with the seriousness and pleasure of game playing. It is the sense of pervasive trompe l’oeil, of the conjurer’s—rather than the puppeteer’s—art, that makes the film endure as a spellbinding experience, as well as a perplexing one.
February 02, 2011
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