When his French wife (Julie Delpy) wants a divorce because he can’t satisfy her, Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) loses everything… but gets a new chance back in Poland. The second film in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s ”three colors” trilogy focuses on equality, as a weak man finds success and a twisted sort of equality by striving for revenge. A sad story but really a comedy, and the most straightforward tale of the trilogy. A cold, grey-and-white Poland becomes the backdrop for this little gem that also features a great, low-key performance by Zamachowski.
1994-France. 92 min. Color. Produced by Marin Karmitz. Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. Screenplay: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz. Cinematography: Edward Klosinski. Music: Zbigniew Preisner. Cast: Zbigniew Zamachowski (Karol Karol), Julie Delpy (Dominique Vidal), Janusz Gajos (Mikolaj), Jerzy Stuhr, Juliette Binoche.
Berlin: Best Director.