Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski, drama/comedy, 89 min, fr + nl subtitles, 16+
Written by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
With Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos
The adventures and misadventures of Karol Karol, a Polish immigrant living in France. The hapless hairdresser opts to leave Paris for his native post-Communist Warsaw when his wife Dominique sues him for divorce, claiming that their marriage was never consummated, and then frames him for arson. White goes on to chronicle Karol Karol’s elaborate revenge plot.
Dealing with the idea of “egalité”, the second part of Kieslowski´s acclaimed Three Colours trilogy tells the story of twisted love between the quintessential Polish plumber and the French femme fatale, while playing out a ticklish dark comedy about the economic inequalities of Eastern and Western Europe.
The film won the Silver Bear for the Best Director at the Berlinale 1994.