Double Life Of Veronique, The (Subtitled) (Two Discs)

Release Date: 24 April 2006 | Certificate: Suitable for 15 years and over
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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-alikes 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.

Features


Conversation With Kieslowski, Interview With Irene Jacob, Kieslowski Polish Filmmaker Documentary, The Musicians, Factory, Hospital, Railway Station

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Region 2
Running Time: 93 minutes
Production Year: 1991
Main Language: French
Subtitles: English
Release Date: 24 April 2006
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Catalogue No: ART321DVD