Trois Couleurs: Rouge

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Trois Couleurs: Rouge ★★★½ Three Colors: Red; Red 1994 (R)

“Red” is for fraternity in the French tricolor flag and, in director Kieslowski's last film in his trilogy, emotional connections are made between unlikely couples. There's law student Auguste and his girlfriend Karin, young fashion model Valentine, and a nameless retired judge, brought together by circumstance and destined to change each other's lives. Subtle details make for careful viewing but it's a rewarding watch and a visual treat (keep an eye on cinematographer Sobocinski's use of the color red). Binoche and Delpy, who starred in the earlier films, also make an appearance, as Kieslowski uses the finale to tie up loose ends. In French with English subtitles. 99m/C VHS, DVD . FR PL SI Irene Jacob, JeanLouis Trintignant, Frederique Feder, JeanPierre Lorit, Samuel Le Bihan, Marion Stalens, Teco Celio, Bernard Escalon, Jean Schlegel, Elzbieta Jasinska; Cameos: Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Benoit Regent, Zbigniew Zamachowski; D: Krzysztof Kieslowski; W: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz; C: Piotr Sobocinski; M: Zbigniew Preisner. Cesar ‘94: Score; Ind. Spirit ‘95: Foreign Film; L.A. Film Critics ‘94: Foreign Film; N.Y. Film Critics ‘94: Foreign Film; Natl. Soc. Film Critics ‘94: Foreign Film.