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A still image from the film. Shown from left: Julie delpy, Zbigniew Zamachowski. Photo credit: Miramax/Photofest.
Photo credit: Miramax/Photofest.

Three Colors: White

Trzy Kolory: Biały

1994, 92 minutes
French with subtitles
Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski

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White is the color of weddings, blinding passion, newly fallen snow, and equality. Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), a Polish immigrant hairdresser in France, marries French citizen Dominique (Julie Delpy) after a whirlwind romance. When the marriage is not consummated, Dominique files for divorce and kicks Karol out without a bank account, passport, or place to live. While begging for money in a subway station, Karol meets Mikołaj, another Pole, who shows him kindness and has a dangerous proposition to get Karol back on his feet. In a series of increasingly absurd turns, Karol not only finds himself back in Poland, but transforms himself into a successful businessman, albeit one who still cannot shake his obsession with Dominique. This darkly comic film is the second part in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors trilogy.