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  • Actors: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr, Aleksander Bardini
  • Directors: Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Writers: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Agnieszka Holland, Edward Klosinski, Edward Zebrowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
  • Producers: Marin Karmitz
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French, Polish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Artificial Eye
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Oct. 2001
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005QG0J
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,621 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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DVD Special Features:

Krzysztof Kieslowski Masterclass
'Making of' documentary
Interview with Julie Delpy
Interview with Marin Karmitz (producer)
Theatrical trailer
Extracts from the original soundtrack composed by Zbigniew Preisner
Dolby Digital 5.1
French with English subtitles
16:9 anamorphic picture

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White is the second of witty Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowki's "three colours" trilogy Blue, White, and Red--the three colours of the French flag, symbolising liberty, equality and fraternity. White is an ironic comedy brimming over with the hard laughs of despair, ecstasy, ambition and longing played in a minor key.

Down-and-out Polish immigrant Karol Karol is desperate to get out of France. He's obsessed with his French soon-to-be ex-wife (Before Sunrise's Julie Delpy), his French bank account is frozen, and he's fed up with the inequality of it all. Penniless, he convinces a fellow Pole to smuggle him home in a suitcase--which then gets stolen from the airport. The unhappy thieves beat him and dump him in a snowy rock pit. Things can only get better, right? The story evolves into a wickedly funny anti-romance, an inverse Romeo and Juliet. Because it's in two foreign languages, the dialogue can be occasionally hard to follow, but some of the most genuinely funny and touching moments need no verbal explanation. --Grant Balfour --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Steven Y. on 30 Dec. 2003
Format: DVD
Krzysztof Kieslowski's second entry in his "Three Colors" trilogy is filled with less dread than its predecessor "Blue," but that is not to say that "White" is a totally whimsical film. "White" is actually a revenge-tale that has an underlying mean streak in addition to its more comical elements. It is a film that revels in the idea that a man scorned can be just as dangerous as a woman scorned.
"White" traces the journey of Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), a hairdresser from Poland. Karol is a simple man who has become despondent over his upcoming divorce in France. Unable to reconcile with his former wife, Dominique (Julie Delpy), Karol returns home curled up in a suitcase and sets into motion a series of events that culminates with him becoming a successful businessman. He uses his newfound wealth and power to reignite Dominique's interest in him, but when she arrives in Poland, Karol exacts his revenge when she unwittingly falls into his trap.
Zamachowski's performance in "White" is a treasure. His Karol is a lovable character whose darkness comes as a bit of a shock when it emerges because of the disarming effect of his more charming side. Yet, this does not mean Karol is sinister. Calling him complicated would be more accurate as the film makes clear that he has mixed feelings over his actions. While he wants to get even with Dominique, he is still deeply in love with her as she continuously fills his thoughts long after they are separated. Such a complicated characterization is a welcome sight amongst the one-dimensional stock figures that inhabit many current films. "White" doesn't have the dramatic impact of "Blue" but is still a worthy continuation of the "Three Colors" trilogy. If anything, it will make you realize that not all people that project a jovial exterior are truly completely jovial inside.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 April 2000
Format: VHS Tape
for a film named "white" the humour is very dark indeed. this film is an ideal riposte to blue, and whilst the majority of the film is slightly comic in nature there is a heart-rending twist at the ending. the characters are wonderfully constructed and you can understand why karol loves the cruel but beautiful dominque. the theme of inequality is dealt with skillfully, and you are left considering the merits of seeking revenge for a love taken away.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan James Romley on 7 July 2005
Format: DVD
Blue was the first... It was bleak, it was moody, and held a lot of weighty issues dealing with loss, grief and personal liberation. Red was the final... It was rich in colour, deep with emotion and, had a multi-layered plot that drew comparisons with Kieslowski's earlier hit, the Double Life of Veronique. It was also his final film.
Somewhere in between those deep, thoughtful meditations on the nature of life and love came the second film in the trilogy... White. Maybe because this film - which for all intensive purposes is about gaining equality - is less emotionally rigid than the two films that act as bookends - or perhaps because the issues analysed here are less weighty - White has always been somewhat overlooked and undervalued by the majority of fans and critics. I think this is a bit of a shame really, because for me, the film represents something of a pleasant change of pace for the director, allowing him to create characters that are much more lucid and three-dimensional (away from the anguished, metaphysical ciphers in Red and Blue), as well as offering him the chance to use moments of comedy and kind pathos to undercut the more thoughtful or reflective moments of drama. The characters here are wonderfully rendered, with our central protagonist Karol Karol - the most perfect example of a tragi-comic hero this side of the silent age - trying to find his place in the world after a bitter divorce and an embarrassing court procedure leave him uncertain of who he really is.
The rest of the film charts his journey from nobody, to somebody, right back to nobody (with some devilish twists along the way), whilst also touching on notions of power, personal equality and the all consuming power of love.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keith M TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Feb. 2013
Format: DVD
This was the second film in Krzysztof Kieslowski's masterful Three Colours Trilogy, and (loosely) matches up to 'equality' in the French national motif. Unlike the other films in the trilogy, Kieaelowski sets up White as (on the surface) a quirky black comedy and sets much of the film in his Polish homeland, allowing him to introduce themes around Poland's relationship with the rest of Europe (and, in particular, its entry into the EU). The film's comedic content, whilst at times hilarious in its own right, acts as a mask for White's underlying messages of love, humiliation, ambition, vengeance and regret, whose portrayal here is (for me) as poignant and effective as anything this director ever did (certainly placing the film at least on a par with the generally more highly rated Blue and Red).

At the heart of the film is Zbigniew Zamachowski's brilliant portrayal of shy, (temporarily) impotent, Polish hairdresser Karol Karol, whose marriage to Julie Delpy's ravishing Dominique is on the verge of dissolution on the grounds of non-consummation. The way Kieslowski sets up this (failed) central relationship is superbly done, as Karol's nervous loser shuffles along the Parisian street, is dive-bombed by an unwelcome pigeon (a scene of humiliation which, according to Kieslowski, can be seen as a microcosm of the entire film), (in court) stares longingly into Dominique's eyes, before failing once again in his husband's duty (and last chance).
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