The Double Life of Veronique

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The Double Life of Veronique ★★ La Double Vie de Veronique 1991 (R)

They say everyone has a twin, but this is ridiculous. Two women—Polish Veronika and French Veronique—are born on the same day in different countries, share a singing talent, a cardiac ailment, and, although the two never meet, a strange awareness of each other. Jacob is unforgettable as the two women, and director Krzysztof creates some spellbinding scenes but the viewer has to be willing to forgo plot for atmosphere. 96m/C VHS, DVD . FR PL Irene Jacob, Philippe Volter, Sandrine Dumas, Aleksander Bardini, Louis Du-creux, Claude Duneton, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik; D: Krzysztof Kieslowski; W: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz; C: Sla-womir Idziak; M: Zbigniew Preisner. Cannes '91: Actress (Jacob); Natl. Soc. Film Critics '91: Foreign Film.