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The Double Life of Veronique [Blu-ray]

  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region B Europe/Australia (info)
  • Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski, creator of the masterful THREE COLORS TRILOGY, presents this enigmatic, philosophical drama about duality in the modern world. Weronika (Irene Jacob), a young Polish woman, embraces each aspect of her life with zeal. She has many friendships, sexual and platonic, and a variety of interests. A serious heart ailment, however, debilitates her periodically, but she refuses to let it hold her back. On her way to a singing contest, she sees a woman who is her spitting image. Weronika tries to catch the look-alike's attention, but fails. The second woman, the French Veronique (Jacob), is also a gifted singer yet she rejects this talent to teach at a primary school. Eventually she, too, senses the presence of another force in her life, but it isn't until Alexandre (Philippe Volter), an artist, appears that she finally recognizes this for certain. Kieslowski's superb film is a lyrical study of the divided but inextricably linked worlds of Eastern and Western Europe, featuring two remarkable, soul-bearing performances by the gorgeous Jacob.

    Cannes Best Actress 1991 Irne Jacob Actress

  • Credits
    Irne Jacob, Sandra Dumas, Sandrine Dumas, Aleksander Bardini, Louis Ducreux, Claude Duneton, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik, Phillipe Volter
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Jacob is a find - she radiates intelligence and sex appeal..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Cerebral as wells as sensual....The film's teasing paradoxes make for a complexity that is considerably more than double..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Veronique is played by Irene Jacob, whom Kieslowski's camera loves, the film is alive each moment she is onscreen, which is nearly every moment..."
    Film Comment

    "...Jacob has a delicate, high-fashion lyricism..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Delicately shot....It's intent on founding a feel, a disquieting fogginess with shafts of uplifting beauty."

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