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A.k.a.
The Double Life of Véronique
Year
1991
Runtime
98 min.
Director
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Genres
Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Music
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
33,926
Checks
6,272
Favs
884
Dislikes
44
Favs/checks
14.1% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
20:1
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  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. 7 years 6 months ago
  2. RicardoBlanco's avatar

    RicardoBlanco

    Did someone get the last scene? 7 years 3 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). 4 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #31 in IMDb's Music Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #55 in Muzeum Kinematografii w Łodzi's Best Polish Films
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  3. This movie ranks #196 in FOK!'s Film Top 250
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  4. This movie ranks #203 in iCheckMovies's Most Favorited
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  5. This movie ranks #285 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  6. This movie ranks #343 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #379 in The Criterion Collection
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  8. This movie ranks #405 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  9. This movie ranks #414 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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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 #921 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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