THREE COLOURS: WHITE

THREE COLOURS: WHITE

Polish immigrant Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) loses everything – including his job, family and French residency – when his wife divorces him because he is incapable of consummating their marriage. Falling into a life of begging, Karol is saved by a passer-by who offers him the job of killing someone who already wishes to be dead. The assisted suicide never happens, but Karol and his new business partner go on to cut a very shady, but very profitable business deal that allows Karol to execute an intricate plot against his ex-wife. Focused on the theme of equality and bringing in elements of revenge, this second installment of the trilogy holds a mirror up to Poland’s aggressively capitalist attempts to regain a strong footing in Europe. Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive

THREE COLOURS: WHITE

  • Director: Krysztof Kieslowski
  • Year: 1994
  • Run Time: 91 mins
  • Country: FRANCE
  • Rating: M