White (1994)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Marriage Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 10, 1994 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - France, Poland, Switzerland  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The second feature in filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy, the black comedy White features Zbigniew Zamachowski as Karol Karol, an expatriate Polish hairdresser whose French wife (the breathtaking Julie Delpy) divorces him after just six months of marriage because of his impotency. Penniless and devoid of his passport, Karol must journey back to Poland by hiding in a trunk. Upon his return, he slowly begins amassing a considerable fortune, ultimately hatching a perverse plot for revenge. Often unjustly dismissed as the weak link in the trilogy, White grows in strength upon repeated viewings. An allegory about equality, the film is mordantly witty, a cynical look at power, marriage and capitalism.

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divorce, rags-to-riches, revenge, wife, hairdresser, impotence [sexual], marital-problems

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High Artistic Quality