The doves are weaved in Kieslowski visually and aurally to accentuate the marriage as a rite of passage in life. L'ami de Karin Karen's friend. White is about a jealous husband seeking revenge on his wife by getting her to love him. Many viewers even think the story is what the film is about. For Karol, content doesn't come from wealth, respect and fame, it comes from Dominique. As good as Zamachowski is, it is Delpy who is the standout.
At the beginning Karol is 'erased' from society. Everything is what you would do, every detail and plot element from the courthouse sequence. He reunites with his brother and gets a job as an unlikely bodyguard. The result is an enjoyable film but not a great film that will likely not warrant a second viewing because the controlling idea is not powerfully proved. Mikołaj refuses and is able to feel alive again.
Karol Karol Zbigniew Zamachowski , named so for his clear link to the Everyman we all know as Charlie Chaplin the actor has a passing resemblance to the character is the man in question, who has lost everything and in turn is marinating in two very different emotions: the desire to get even, but the need to get his wife Dominique Julie Delpy back. It's much better than average and I really had a hard time choosing between a score of 8 and 9! The film takes place in France where a man named Karol Karol whose wife Dominique just divorced him. I mention voyeurism because that is a very reoccurring theme in the movie. I wasn't so much disappointed with the change in tone as there are many moments in this film where the plot and narrative benefited from it, but I was underwhelmed by Kieslowski's execution. A Pole living in Paris has problems with his hairdresser wife, becomes a bum, but chances on a way to stage a comeback - and get his own back on his neurotic wife! Once he gets to Poland some friends help him get back on his feet and establish himself.
In the case of White the item that links Karol to his past is a 2 Fr. Therefore I started White with a bit of apprehension, and finally was really caught quickly. Kieslowski uses some great camera angles once again, and this is another very well shot film, as well as one with some brilliantly fitting music, plus slow motion is used very effectively. Blue had a somber mood to it, White has nothing of the sort. To put the bird into a cage.
This is a major film of the nineties--providing superb wholesome entertainment and food for thought. One scene reminds me of the Rockford Files where villains bang on the door in the middle of the night and Jim Rockford opens the door to a gun in his face. The immigrant Karol, despite his difficulty in understanding , is made to understand that his wife Dominique does not love him. This is how I see the big theme. I guess the fact that Eastern Europe had a lot to catch up with Western Europe at the time of the film allowed to use crazy ideas as importing a dead body from Russia to fake your own death. This is a movie about equality then, what can happen when there is inequality, and how you react to that person once equality is restored.
White doves come into a scene where Mikolaj, an angel of sorts, saves Karol from a grim destiny, and the angelic face of love is the white bust that survives most of the film as Karol begins his plans to move against Dominique. Equality white shimmers in one particular scene in which Dominique achieves orgasm. But I guess it's part of the surrealism of White. Le trafiquant Drug dealer Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. She is the more compelling actor.
Are we supposed to think that Karol and Dominique are equals of sorts by the film's end? Even in its darker moments there is an element that something beyond the characters' control is making its way to an uncertain conclusion. Watch for Juliette Binoche the greatest performer of the series in what ends up being a cameo role. She continued that this was reassuring, as he was solely focused on his actors, but sometimes it could be distracting. My favorite of the three. At the beginning, Karol's freedom blue is destroyed as his bank card is repossessed.
Given the truth of the this, the story of revenge and regret is plausible. Le photographe Photographer as Samuel Lebihan. So if directors habitually setup this double standard, it gets really boring. The movie starts with a schmuck going to court because his wife of only a few months is divorcing him. Instead it uses heart rather than thought at times to get its story across. Karol shoots a into Mikołaj's chest and asks him if he really wants to go through with it as the next bullet is real.
Another recurring image related to the spirit of the film is that of elderly people recycling bottles: In Blue, an old woman in Paris is recycling bottles and Julie does not notice her in the spirit of freedom , in White, an old man also in Paris is trying to recycle a bottle but cannot reach the container and Karol looks at him with a sinister grin on his face in the spirit of equality and in Red an old woman cannot reach the hole of the container and Valentine helps her in the spirit of fraternity. The film begins with divorce proceedings and ends with the wife signalling the reinstatement of the wedding ring on her finger. From where it started off in the beginning I had no idea how it would end or what would happen next. Its obvious that Kieslowski is trying somehow to speak of the eternal issues, love, death, wealth, poverty, loyalty, betrayal. Zbigniew Zamachowski plays the film's protagonist, Karol.
The movie has aged well and is perhaps the best one to start with if you want to watch his movies. Impotence of Karol Karol at strategic points of the film is deceptive. Karol eventually gets there, but not the way he planned on. This is the second installment in probably the best trilogy ever created. The despondent husband becomes a homeless street dweller, trying to get some money for food by playing a homemade comb and waxpaper kazoo. This is one smart movie, and if you are interested in the subject of justice, equality, then it is a must see. Julie Delpy shared that Krzysztof Kieslowski would sit under the camera and chain-smoke.