Three Colors: White (Trzy kolory: Bialy) (Trois Couleurs: Blanc)
Three Colors: White (Trzy kolory: Bialy) (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) (1994)

The second feature in filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy, the black comedy White features Zbigniew Zamachowski as Karol Karol, an expatriate Polish hairdresser whose French wife (the breathtaking Julie… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Taking a lighter tone than the other films of the Three Colors trilogy, White is a witty, bittersweet comedy with heavier themes on its mind than one might at first realize.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

he love that figures centrally in White appears more as a postulate than as a realized fact. To achieve something more durable and persuasive, real characters are required, not allegorical stick figures.

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Caryn James
New York Times

How could the creator of Blue, the story of a woman who grieves by moping around Paris in a chichi haircut, possibly have followed it with such a rich, light-handed marvel?

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

As probing and meaningful as any arthouse hit of the '90s, lacking only the drama and mystical qualities of Blue and Red to overtly flag itself as such.

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Lisa Nesselson
Variety

The entertaining second seg of Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors trilogy is involving, bittersweet and droll.

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Jonathan Kiefer
Salon.com

Kieslowski, who so keenly satirized the crippling excesses of communism in his earlier work, unflinchingly has a go at training-wheels capitalism, but not without affection for the thawing tundra of his beleaguered mother country.

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Derek Malcolm
Guardian

A bleak but ultimately hopeful comedy which, if it hadn't got to be called White, might very well be dubbed Black.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's often cruel, of course, and cool as an ice-pick, but it's still endowed with enough unsentimental humanity to end with a touching, lyrical admission of the power of love. Essential viewing.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

In White, which details the agonies of obsessive love, [Kieslowski's] story is more realistic, and his style more prosaic, but the results are no less inscrutable -- and no less engaging.

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Steve Beard
Empire Magazine

The least favourite of the trilogy, this is also arguably the most accessible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Jonathan Hutchings
Kieslowski knows as much about comedy as I do about stochastic calculus.
Anthony Lawrie
In many ways White is the most accessible of the Three Colours Trilogy and while Juliette Binoche and Irčne Jacob's performances are highly celebrated, I… More
Dan Schultz
A breezy, light-hearted dramady concerning a recently divorced, devastated tramp (Zbigniew Zamachowski) who struggles to start a new life away from his ex-wife… More
Daniel Mumby
So much of Kyzstzstof Kieslowski's work flies in the face of Hollywood convention, whether in its themes, visual execution or character development. So it… More
Ross Collins
A comical sequel on "equality" that develops a story that appeared as a fleeting cameo in Blue. It's a very typical Eastern European kind of… More
Carlos Magalhćes
White is Kieslowski's lightest entry in the Colors Trilogy, and it works great as a different comedy presenting an ironic look into evenness and equality… More