Three Colors: White

Synopsis: Karol (Polish) marries Domininque (French) and moves to Paris. The marriage breaks down and Dominique divorces Karol, forcing him into the life of a metro beggar and eventually back to Poland. However, he never forgets Dominique and while building a new life for himself in Warsaw he begins to plot...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: Miramax Films
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min



I have paper... a summons.

That way, sir.

Can you tell us your concrete

reasons forwanting a divorce?

Can you tell us your concrete

reasons for wanting a divorce?


Yes, concrete.

Our marriage wasn't consummated.

Our marriage wasn't consummated.

Is yourwife's testimony

faithful to the facts?

In a manner of speaking.

But when we met in Poland,

and even here, at the beginning,

I think I gave my wife pleasure.

It's only afterwards...

We haven't made love

since we're married.

We stopped... I stopped being

able to. It'sjust temporary.

Where's the equality?

Is my not speaking French

a reason forthe court to refuse

to hear my case?

What is it

that you want?

I need time, Your Honor.

I want to save our marriage.

I don't believe

the love is gone.

One night, I was ready to...

Was the marriage consummated

that night?


I beg your pardon?

Do you love your husband?

I used to.

And now?


I don't love him anymore.

My God!

That's all.





Karol Karol?

Your account is frozen.


Yes. Your card cannot be used.

It's invalidated. Canceled.

My card.

I can't give it to you.

My money.


No, no...



Excuse me.

Come to Poland with me.

I'll never go with you.

I'll win...

every trial.

The divorce,

property settlement...

You never understood a thing.

I understand.


If I say I love you,

you don't understand.

And if I say I hate you,

you still don't understand.

You don't understand

that I want you,

that I need you.

Do you understand?


And now I scare you?

Do I scare you?

I don't know.

You don't know.

Watch this, now.

Take a good look.

You were out for revenge.

You set the place on fire.

That's what happened.

Soon every cop in Paris

will be afteryou.

The keys!

Your fly is open.

I'm sorry.

How could you tell

I'm Polish?

I know that song.

What about this one?

I don't like it.

Do you live off that comb?

I try.

Times are tough.

What's that?



Not a bad job.

I've won competitions.

Sofia, Budapest, Warsaw.

Here too.

Where do you sleep?

In your suitcase?

Excuse me.



There's an alcove...

Can I sit with you

for a while?

You do card tricks?

Pick thirteen cards.

3, 4, Queen, King.

2, 5, Ace.

3, 5, King.

Hearts are weak:
2 and 4.

What counts in bridge

is memory.

And mine is excellent.

I've played bridge here

for a few years.

Now I'm going home.

What about you?

I want to get out of here.

I'll take you back.

Tomorrow morning.

I think I doubt it.

I lost my passport. I have no money.

The police are after me.

I'm down on my luck.

I'll make enough to buy a fake

passport near the Polish church.

They're rip-off artists.

Rip-off artists.

And not very serious.

I offered one of them a job.

He took the money and ran.

Maybe you'd like it.

A good job?

Very good, but unpleasant.

I'm a hairdresser.

You have to kill someone.

He won't do it himself.

He doesn't want to go on living.

A Pole.

He'll pay well.

Enough to live on for 6 months.

No, no... not that.

Why can't he do it himself?

He wants to, but he can't.

He has a wife and children

who love him.

Imagine how they would feel.

This way, someone kills him

and it's over.

He has a wife, children, money...

and wants to die?

What can I say?

My wife threw me out

with one suitcase.

And here I am.

I still love her.

Even more than before.

After all she did,

I still love her.

Is she pretty?


I first saw her

at the Budapest competition.

I won that one.

A friend was doing her hair.

She looked at me.

I'll show you.


Come on.

Brigitte Bardot?


A bit over the hill, no?


She's going to sleep.

You think so?

It's me.

Perfect timing. Listen.

Dominique, I love you.

It stole two francs.

Your telephone stole two francs.

So what?

Give me back my stolen money.

Give it back!

You're taking me to Poland.

I know how.


Move your arm.

For air.

Can you last four hours?

I'll last.

I have one thing to do.


Steal something.

Nothing else from Paris?

No, why?

Can I help you?

My suitcase is missing.

Ticket, please.

Excuse me?

Your ticket, please.

The Paris flight?

What was in it?

Personal belongings.

Clothes, shirts...

To tell the truth,

my friend was in it.

We'll divide it in 5 equal parts:


Handling charges.

F***! It's alive!

What the f***?

Get him out!

Made in Russia! F***!

Stop it!

He may have a wallet.

Two francs! Sh*t!

Give that back!

Careful! He has scissors!

The a**hole's broke.

Let's split!


home at last.


You're back.

What happened?

You bought a neon sign.

This is Europe now.

Too bad

you missed Christmas.

Too bad.

Just a minute, please.


I heard Karol's back.


he is.


They're asking for you.

The ladies.

Give me a few days.

I brought you some broth.


Sleep, sleep...

Karol, remember you have

an appointment today.

Thank you.

What's up?

What is it?

It's payday.

You have clients waiting.

I can't today.

You do them.

They don't want me anymore.

The door!


What is it?

I have an appointment.

Jadwiga told me...

You do her hair?


Is that all?


What do you want?

I'd like to get

into the money business.

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