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A.k.a.
The Double Life of Veronique
Year
1991
Runtime
98 min.
Director
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Genres
Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Music
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
33,926
Checks
5,882
Favs
849
Dislikes
40
Favs/checks
14.4% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
21:1
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Top comments

  1. Sojourner's avatar

    Sojourner

    Her emotions, her tears, they look so natural. The emotions i observe in real life after i watched this movie look so made-up. 5 years 9 months ago
  2. RicardoBlanco's avatar

    RicardoBlanco

    Did someone get the last scene? 5 years 6 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    In Poland, a choir girl (Irène Jacob) makes her dream of becoming an opera singer come true, but there's a price to be paid. In France, a music teacher (also Irène Jacob) is intuitively influenced by her double's life and undertakes a just-as-unexplainable relationship with a handsome puppeteer. Krzysztof Kieslowski's The Double Life of Véronique is yet another film I've watched this week that makes more poetic sense than actual sense. I love my DVD shelf. This could easily be part of Kieslowski's later Three Colors trilogy, casting the film in gold, and acts as a particular mirror to Red, also starring Irène Jacob (perhaps Valentine is a third Véronique?). As with Red, the film is full of visual rhyming, reflections, doubles, recurring and intertwining images, all of which gives credence to the thoery that it is in some ways about filmmaking itself. Different but similar characters played by the same actress, perhaps versions of the same character who diverged on the scriptwriter's page, one of which becomes aware of a force manipulating or using her story. Is she a puppet, or a muse? How can she tell after she's lost her connection to her other self? A gorgeous-looking film, and one that may give up different interpretations on each subsequent viewing. Lovely if not flawless (the interrupted divorce court subplot may frustrate). 3 years 2 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #32 in Music
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  2. This movie ranks #55 in Lodz Film Museum's Best Polish Films
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  3. This movie ranks #67 in Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films
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  4. This movie ranks #195 in iCheckMovies - Most Favorite
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  5. This movie ranks #285 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  6. This movie ranks #342 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  7. This movie ranks #377 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  8. This movie ranks #379 in The Criterion Collection
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  9. This movie ranks #414 in Empire 500
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  10. This movie ranks #836 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  11. This movie ranks #917 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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