La Double Vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Veronique)
La Double Vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Veronique) (1991)

In this off-beat fantasy, the life of a beautiful French woman is mirrored by that of a Polish woman. The two were born on the same day in their respective countries. They look exactly alike and their lives follow an eerily similar course.… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 15, 1991
DVD Release Date: November 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anthony Lane
New Yorker

We see through a glass darkly, and often confusingly, but at least we see.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It operates purely on visual juxtapositions, emotion and the presence of lead actress Irene Jacob. In its own terms, it's subtly precious.

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Caryn James
New York Times

Don't even attempt to resolve that paradox, and The Double Life of Veronique will work on its own poetic terms.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The parts do not quite fit, and anyway this is not a puzzle to be assembled. It is a romance about those moments we all sometimes have when we think we see ourselves at a distance.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Erotic and mystical, a wondrous search for transcendence.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

A mesmerizing poetic work composed in an eerie minor key.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A film that washes over the viewer and invites meditative contemplation about our awareness while swimming the big river of consciousness. [Blu-ray]

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

If Kieslowski's overarching metaphors about Weronika/Veronique seem strained, Jacob's sensuous and delicately nuanced performance will double your pleasure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
almost distractingly beautiful film. hmmm, not my fave Kieslowski, a bit vague I thought
Reid Volk
A visually radiant film about the universal interconnectedness of human beings. While some may be distraught by how many loose ends that Kieslowski leaves in… More
Sophie Burgess
A strange but interesting film which unfortunately did nothing for me. It was too confusing trying to work out what was happening and when and what exactly… More
Lewis C.
Very interesting movie. I'll need to see it again before I can give it a proper review.
Steven Carrier
Krzysztof Kieslowski's "The Double Life of Veronique" is a sensitive and awe inspiring experience. Kieslowski is exploring the basic idea of the… More
Ken Stachnik
This feels very much like a test run for the three colors trilogy, especially Blue. You could call this entry Trois Couleurs: Vert (Green)