Blind Chance (Przypadek)
Blind Chance (Przypadek) (1989)

In this Polish film, Bogislau Linda plays a middle-aged man at a crossroads of his life; whatever choice he makes for his future has the potential of ending in disaster. Director Krzysztof Kieslowski contrives to permit Linda to sample each… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 14, 1989
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Peña
Chicago Reader

The performances are uniformly excellent. Yet somehow this seems strangely hollow.

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Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper

There's no room in Blind Chance's deterministic universe for character or personal choice, which may be why the film feels less fleshed-out, more schematic than some of Kieslowski's others.

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Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

Interesting if you're a fan who wants to study the film, but it's disappointing for general viewers.

Noel Murray
AV Club

Linda's possible futures split into three while he's running to catch a train, but Kieslowski keeps his audience aware of the infinite branching points in every life, while insisting that people don't fundamentally change.

TV Guide

The direction is surprisingly vigorous for a film which deals with ideas considered in half-light, but the three-part structure is confusing, and it is possible to see the film both as a linear construction and as three alternative stories.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

More enlightening than entertaining.

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Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)

But one of the elements that makes this film so remarkable, and so cohesive, is that whether Witek finds himself a communist apparatchik or a dissident activist, some essential self dictates his actions.

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Dan Jardine

a sly and incisive political commentary in the guise of a metaphysical examination of the state of humanity in a state-controlled universe

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
Made in 1981 but suppressed for several years, this early Krzysztof Kieslowski film is more interesting for its structure than for its specific plot details… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Blind Chance", Witek(Boguslaw Linda) is a young medical student whose domineering father died just a few days previously. He… More
Robert Brogan
Blind Chance is very much in the vein of the other Kieslowski films: well-shot, very sensuous, dramatic and wistful score, frequent use of symbolism. I feel… More