lots of flourish and structural sophistication to tell a story that is contrived to the point of being asinine in places. I can appreciate it intellectually but it feels like far less than the sum of its parts
Jean-Louis Trintignant was robbed of an oscar nomination, and the film itself should have won the oscar for screenplay for its excellent relationship of the three main characters (Valentine, The Judge, Auguste) and its use of the color "RED" throughout the film.
Interesting, but uneven. The dense atmosphere and strong performances make for a number of engrossing sequences, but it can also be meandering at times, which makes it loose tension as a whole in places. A good film, but I don't think I can get on board with the acclaim others have given it.
Kieslowski's final chapter in his color's trilogy. Irene Jacobs following in the great performances from his leading ladies. A true gem of a film about facing our destinies. I personally love the ending of this film and the lesson that it taught me. Take nothing for granted.