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6,894 Ratings

Three Colors: White

Trois couleurs: Blanc

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
France, Poland, 1994
Comedy, Drama


Karol Karol, a Polish immigrant living in France, is a hairdresser who opts to leave Paris for his native Warsaw when his wife sues him for divorce (her reason: their marriage was never consummated) and then frames him for arson. Karol Karol, in return, plans an elaborate revenge plot.

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Three Colors: White Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
A perfect break between its more austere bookends, White tends to get overlooked because of its modesty, but Kieslowski’s lightness of touch leads to a surprisingly affecting ending that stresses the “equality” theme in terms of matrimony.
March 12, 2003
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“White” is a fascinating, dark comedy about obsession, revenge, and redemption, replete with subtle irony.
January 01, 1998
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It’s often cruel, of course, and cool as an ice-pick, but it’s still endowed with enough unsentimental humanity to end with a touching, lyrical admission of the power of love.
June 10, 1994
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