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Trois Couleurs : Bleu (Three Colors: Blue) (1993)

Original Title : Trois couleurs: Bleu
Director : Krzysztof Kieslowski
Writer : Agnieszka Holland
Slavomir Idziak
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Edward Zebrowski
Genre : Drama
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : Marin Karmitz
Music : Zbigniew Preisner
Photography : Slavomir Idziak
Distributor : Artificial Eye [gb]
IMDB ID : 0108394
Official site : http://www.miramax.com/pls/front_con/mp.entryPoint?action=2&midStr=317
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Trois Couleurs : Bleu (Three Colors: Blue) (1993) - Krzysztof Kieslowski
 

Starring

Juliette Binoche Julie
Benoît Régent Olivier
Benoît Régent Olivier
 

Plot

Three Colors: Blue is the first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Blue is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed European composer and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew free of personal commitments, belongings grief and love. She intends to spiritually commit suicide by withdrawing from the world and live completely independently, anonymously and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heals Julie and irresistably draws her back to the land of the living.
 

Comments

All Binoche "Blue 1993" is the story of the emotional self-reconstruction of a woman (Binoche) who survived a car crash which killed her husband and daughter. With the panache, style, and visual artistry of the best French films and abiding the "less is more" philosophy of film making, "Blue" tells its story by filling the screen with the subtleties of expression and behavior of the central character. The antithesis of Tinsel Town commercialism, this critically acclaimed, award winning Binoche tour-de-force is likely to bore the socks off many American audiences but is a great watch for those into artsy Euro-flicks.
 
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Trois Couleurs : Bleu (Three Colors: Blue) (1993) - Krzysztof Kieslowski
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