Two young women, both called Veronica, seem to share a single existence, albeit in different countries. Polish singer Weronika sees her French double, Veronique, taking her picture at a political rally but dies the next day. In France, Veronique feels a strange sense of loss but it takes many twists of fate to help her discover why - and even then the outcome is unclear. One of the late Krzysztof Kieslowski's more oblique films, featuring an award winning performance by Irene Jacob.
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby DTS 5.1 ), Polish ( Dolby DTS 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Documentary, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Short Film, SYNOPSIS: Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski, creator of the masterful THREE COLORS TRILOGY, presents this enigmatic, philosophical drama about duality in the modern world. Weronika (Irene Jacob), a young Polish woman, embraces each aspect of her life with zeal. She has many friendships, sexual and platonic, and a variety of interests. A serious heart ailment, however, debilitates her periodically, but she refuses to let it hold her back. On her way to a singing contest, she sees a woman who is her spitting image. Weronika tries to catch the look-alike's attention, but fails. The second woman, the French Veronique (Jacob), is also a gifted singer yet she rejects this talent to teach at a primary school. Eventually she, too, senses the presence of another force in her life, but it isn't until Alexandre (Philippe Volter), an artist, appears that she finally recognizes this for certain. Kieslowski's superb film is a lyrical study of the divided but inextricably linked worlds of Eastern and Western Europe, featuring two remarkable, soul-bearing performances by the gorgeous Jacob. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Cannes Film Festival, Golden Globes, ...The Double Life of Veronique (1991) ( La double vie de Véronique ) ( Podwojne zycie Weroniki ) (Blu-Ray)