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

Criterion Collection (1993)

Drama, Foreign, Mystery, Romance
France / English / 278 mins
- Custom Case - , - 3 discs
Blu-Ray Special Edition
IMDb 8
Collection status
Index #1937
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AddedJul 11, 2017
Bought with Nick at July 2017 B&N sale

Cast — View More ↓

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

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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



Three Colors: Blue is the first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Blue is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed European composer and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew free of personal commitments, belongings grief and love. She intends to spiritually commit suicide by withdrawing from the world and live completely independently, anonymously and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heals Julie and irresistably draws her back to the land of the living.

Blu-Ray Special Edition

Miramax Home Video (2011)

Subtitles English
Audio Tracks SUB [English]
Stereo [French]
Stereo [Polish]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Audience Rating
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.85:1)
Features Three cinema lessons with director Krzysztof Kieslowski
New interviews with cowriter Krzysztof Piesiewicz, composer Zbigniew Preisner, and actors Julie Delpy, Irene 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 Kieslowski
Three Kieslowski short films:
·The Tram (1966)
·Seven Women Of Different Ages (1978)
·Talking Heads (1980)
·Plus the short film The Face (1966) starring Kieslowski
Interview programs on Kieslowski's life and work, featuring film critic Geoff Andrew, Binoche, filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, Insdorf, Jacob, producer Martin 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
Booklet featuring essays by film critics Colin MacCabe, Nick James, Stuart Klawans, and Georgina Evans; an excerpt from Kieslowski On Kieslowski; and reprinted interviews with cinematographers Idziak, Edward Klosinski, and Piotr Sobocinski