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White Movie Review Summary

Actors: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr

Detailed Plot Synopsis of White

Karol, a native of Poland, is married to a beautiful French model and is a hairdresser in Paris. His wife Dominique decides to divorce him for "failure to consummate the marriage," and in the process Karol loses his business and all his worldly possessions. Eventually he's a homeless guy on the Paris metro and must make his way back to Poland to put his life back together and plan his revenge on his ex. He's also still obsessed with getting her back. This is the second of Krzysztof Kieslowski's trilogy based on the colors of the French flag (white for equality, which Karol seeks to achieve with Dominique; but white is also associated in this film with joy in marriage, and orgasm, among other things). It's more manic and less believable than "Blue" or "Red" (at one point, a man hides in a suitcase and goes successfully through airport security!), and Delpy doesn't get to do much beyond look gorgeous and behave incomprehensibly.
This report prepared by David Loftus








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Script Analysis of White

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage    -   spurned lover goes for revenge Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Lover is...    -   of a different social class Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Eastern Europe City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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