Trois Couleurs: Blanc

I just watched White, the second of the Three Colors trilogy by Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring Julie Delpy.

The story centers around a Polish hairdresser named Karol, played convincingly by Zbigniew Zamachowski, in Paris whose jaw-droppingly beautiful wife, Dominique (Delpy), no longer loves him. He decides to return to his native Poland in order to make something of himself and, hopefully, win back the affections of Dominique. In the process of attempting to get himself back to Poland, he befriends a Polish businessman, who helps him get back home. Karol moves in with his brother, begins a business, has his friend help him manage it, and vies to win back his now-ex-wife.

The story is well-written and intended to be a humor, although a morbid one, with themes of death, suicide, and loss throughout. It’s beautifully filmed and well-acted.

My grade: B.


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