For a movie where not a lot happens this is entirely engrossing. You get caught up in the main characters attempt to take herself away from the world. This is assisted greatly by the actress inhabiting this role. She becomes Julie and make her totally believable. The music adds to the package, it is very emotional.
Another great story and good acting
I love Alain Decaux's acting. Here she has the field to herself as she tries to find herself after the crash that kills the members of her family. The setting in Paris and the music of her husbands half finished work sets the scene well.
Slow. Went downhill after the car crash.
Cant give this film the big rap like other reviewers have....good acting by Binoche, as we have come to expect, but the storyline left me a bit cold!
blue is maybe best movie ever made- I cannot agree with Mats comments that the movie is too slow- swimming scenes are a great insight in the mind of Juliette Binoche as she is trying to free herself from the sordid past. I saw this movie at least 4 times since it release and never found it too slow. A true masterpiece!!1
A car with leaking brake fluid crashes into a tree. Two of the occupants are killed, a man and his 5 year-old daughter. The man's wife, Julie, survives but she is in a coma. She regains consciousness just in time to see the funeral of her husband, a distinguished composer with a symphony near completion, and her daughter on television. When she is well enough to go home, she puts their stone mansion on the market, sells its contents and makes her way to Paris. She moves into an apartment block in a poorer part, cutting herself off from her past life and friends and changing her name. However, a journalist manages to track her down and asks her, 'Is it true you wrote your husband's music?'. She refuses to answer. She lives a lonely life visiting cafes and taking the occasional swim in a nearby indoor pool. Her only friend is a prostitute in the apartment below, who knows instinctively that something unusual has happened to the woman on the floor above. Juliette Binoche, as Julie, coping with loss and trying to build a new life, shows little outward emotion. One wonders what she is thinking. Was she in love with her husband? Does she grieve for her lost daughter? Is the colour blue, the colour of liberty, so significant that a pendant of blue glass crystals is the only piece of decoration she takes from the house? All these questions come to mind while watching this movie. The haunting theme of the half-completed symphony is used very effectively for the soundtrack.
I really enjoyed this movie. A must-see for those who are into the Three Colours trilogy
Fantastique! I thought this was a great film, very clever. I loved the way the music was used throughout the film to help unravel the storyline... And Juliette Binoche is always great!
We enjoyed this movie - the background music was good and the end was surprising - it ends as if wanted to know more!
Three Colours is dreamlike with great cinematography and acting
MUSIC - this is extremely emotive and brilliant stuff: only the Europeans can make such fantastic movies / it is well outside and above the realms of anything possible in the U.S.A. They would totally screw it with either special effects or some unreal violence....
Julie stoically begins a period of grief due to the loss of her composer husband and young daughter in a car accident. Depressed but unable to commit suicide, she tries to withdraw from all her past connections. However, without intending to, she gradually makes discoveries about herself from new and old relationships that draw her back into the possibility of a fulfilling life. Blue represents Liberty in the French flag, but is also the colour of sadness and despair. Director Kryzsztof Kieslowski uses this colour in striking ways to focus on Julie’s grief and her ultimate redemption. Wonderful music, haunting story and a superb performance by Juliette Binoche as Julie.
Three Colours Bland. I am a fan of a lot of foreign films but was disappointed in this slow film I had heard so many rave reviews for. Can see how some may be fans but too contrite for me.
A beautiful film in every sense. It is a masterpiece.