Three Colors: Blue, White, Red (Trois Couleurs: Bleu, Blanc, Rouge)(Criterion Collection)

Three Colors: Blue, White, Red (Trois Couleurs: Bleu, Blanc, Rouge)(Criterion Collection)

Criterion Collection (1993)
Drama, Foreign, Mystery
France | English | Color | 4h 38min
Blu-Ray Special Edition
Blu-ray Disc
| 3 discs
Region 1, Region A
Custom Case
R (Restricted)

This collection contains:
- Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993)
- Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994)
- Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)

"Three colours Trilogy" consists of three movies, "Blue", "White" and "Red". While the stories told are independent from each other, all the main characters reappear at the finale of "Red". The three colours, blue, white and red, refer to the tripartite motto of the French revolution: liberty, equality and fraternity. Each one of the films explores the theme given by the motto, and is visually styled in the corresponding colour. In "Blue" Julie (Juliette Binoche) loses her husband and daughter in a car crash and has to undergo a difficult liberation process involving struggle against her fears and painful discoveries. In "White" troubled relation of Dominique (Julie Delpy) and Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) leads them to sad equality through death, exile and imprisonment. In "Red" an unlikely friendship develops between a fashion model Valentine (Irene Jacob) and an elderly judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) spying on his neighbours.

Cast View all

Florence Pernel Sandrine
Charlotte Véry Lucille
Hélène Vincent La journaliste
Philippe Volter L'agent immobilier
Claude Duneton Le médecin
Hugues Quester Patrice
Emmanuelle Riva La mère
Florence Vignon La copiste
Daniel Martín Le voisin du dessous
Jacek Ostaszewski Le flutiste
Catherine Therouenne La voisine
Yann Trégouët Antoine
Alain Ollivier L'avocat
Isabelle Sadoyan La servante
Pierre Forget Le Jardinier

Crew View all

Director Krzysztof Kieslowski
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Writer Krzysztof Kieslowski, Agnieszka Holland, Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Edward Zebrowski, Slawomir Idziak, Edward Klosinski, Marcin Latallo
Producer Marin Karmitz
Photography Slawomir Idziak, Edward Klosinski, Piotr Sobocinski
Musician Zbigniew Preisner


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Modified Sep 22, 2018


Bought with Nick at July 2017 B&N sale

Disc Features
New high-definition digital restorations, with 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-ray editions
Three cinema lessons with director Krzysztof Kieślowski
New interviews with writer Krzysztof Piesiewicz, composer Zbigniew Preisner, and actors Julie Delpy, Irène Jacob, and Zbigniew Zamachowski
Selected-scene commentary featuring actor Juliette Binoche
New video essays on Blue, White, and Red by film writers Annette Insdorf, Tony Rayns, and Dennis Lim
Full-length 1995 documentary featuring Kieślowski
Three Kieślowski’s short films-The Tram (1966), Seven Women of Different Ages (1978), and Talking Heads (1980)-plus the short film The Face, starring Kieślowski
Interview programs on Kieślowski’s life and work, featuring film critic Geoff Andrew, Binoche, filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, cinematographer Sławomir Idziak, Insdorf, Jacob, producer Marin Karmitz and editor Jacques Witta
Behind-the-scenes programs for White and Red, and a 1994 short documentary on Red’s world premiere
Original theatrical trailers
New and improved English subtitle translations
PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film critics Colin MacCabe, Nick James, Stuart Klawans, and Georgina Evans; an excerpt from Kieślowski on Kieślowski; and reprinted interviews with cinematographers Idziak, Edward Klosinski, and Piotr Sobocinski

New covers by Sarah Habibi


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