Three Colors: Blue

Synopsis: The first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. 'Blue' is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed composer and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew, free of personal commitments, belongings, grief or love. She intends to numb herself by withdrawing from the world and living completely independently, anonymously and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heal Julie and draws her back to the land of the living.
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Production: Miramax Films
  Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 20 wins & 14 nominations.
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98 min



Come on, Anne.

Get in.

Are you able to talk?

During the... Were you conscious?

I'm sorry to have to inform you...

Do you know?

Your husband died in the accident.

But you weren't conscious

all that time.


Yes, your daughter too.

Is someone there? Who did it?

Mr. Leroy?

Please call the guards. Somebody

broke a window on the 1st floor.

I'll look in the garden.

I can't do that.

- I broke the window.

- Don't worry.

We'll replace it.

- I am sorry.

- Don't worry.

- Is it today?

- This afternoon. At 17.00.

Can I do anything for you?

We gathered to pay respects

to the memory of the man

and composer,

known as one of the

most outstanding in the world.

Nobody can accept

that he is gone.

We also mourn his 5 year-old


Who died by his side.

Patrice, millions of men

and women

awaited the music you composed

for the Unification of Europe,

which we all hope to

celebrate soon.

Good morning.

Good morning.

- I know you don't want to see me.

- Right.

- Can I come in?

- No.

Julie, I don't want an interview.

- What then?

- I'm writing an article about your husband.

- I need to know something.

- About what?

The concert

for the Unification of Europe.

- It doesn't exist.

- You've changed.

- You were not so rude before.

- Haven't you heard?

I lost in my daughter and

husband in an accident.

Is it true you wrote

your husband's music?

Good morning.


- Good morning madam.

- Did you do what I asked?

- Did you clear the blue room?

- Everything.

Madam, we're all deeply sorry.


Why are you crying?

Because you're not.

I keep thinking about them.

I remember everything.

- No thanks.

- Lets sit down.

This could take a while

- I'll be right back

Nobody must know about it.

You will pay for my mother's

rest home for the rest of her life.

You will take care of

Marie and the gardener.

You will sell all our property

and pay all the money

in one account.

- 27-0641-196?

- Yes.

May I ask why?


Would you excuse me.

- But what will you have left?

- My own account.

I haven't started yet.

- I put it aside...

- The day I left?

- Yes

Here it is. I was waiting

to hear from you.

You were right.

A lot of corrections.

No more than usual.

It's beautiful.

I love this chorus.

It's Julie. Do you love me?

- Yes.

- Since when?

Since I started working with


- Do you think of me?

- Yes.

Come if you want to.

- Now?

- Yes. Now. Right away.

- Are you sure?

- Yes.


- I fell.

- Please take it off.

The rest too.

They took everything.

Only the mattress is left.

I appreciate what you did for me.

But you see I'm like others.

I sweat, cough.

I have cavities.

You won't miss me.

You understand that now.

Shut the door when you leave.


I don't want any children

in the building.

Let me ask you something.

It may help.

- What do you do?

- Nothing.

- I mean, for a living?

- Nothing.

I have what you are looking for.

But the apartment needs repairing.

It may take a while.

- Can I live there now?

- Sure. It needs a quick paint.

- Can I look see it now?

- Yes.

- What is your name?

- Julie de Courcy, with a "Y".

Sorry, Julie Vignon. I am

going back to my maiden name.

- Coffee and ice cream?

- As usual.

Is anybody there?

Is anybody there?

- I'm sorry for the noise. I've almost finished

- I haven't heard anything.

Can I come in?

I heard you got locked out

last week.

Your husband lent me a blanket.

I spent the night in the stairwell.

I wanted you to sign this.

- What is it?

- Everyone has signed already.

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