The Double Life of Veronique

Plot

Veronika lives in Poland. Veronique lives in Paris. They don't know each other. Veronika gets a place in a music school…

Release Year: 1991

Rating: 7.8/10 (13,866 voted)

Director:
Krzysztof Kieslowski

Stars: Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska

Storyline
Veronika lives in Poland. Veronique lives in Paris. They don't know each other. Veronika gets a place in a music school, works hard, but collapses and dies on her first performance. At this point, Veronique's life seems to take a turn and she decides not to be a singer…

Writers: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz

Cast:

Irène Jacob

Weronika
/
Véronique


Halina Gryglaszewska

La Tante


Kalina Jedrusik

La femme barjolée


Aleksander Bardini

Le chef d'orchestre


Wladyslaw Kowalski

Le père de Weronika


Jerzy Gudejko

Antek


Janusz Sterninski

L'avocat

(as Jan Sterninski)


Philippe Volter

Alexandre Fabbri


Sandrine Dumas

Catherine


Louis Ducreux

Le professeur


Claude Duneton

Le père de Véronique


Lorraine Evanoff

Claude


Guillaume de Tonquedec

Serge


Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus

Jean-Pierre


Alain Frérot

Le facteur

Taglines:
Each of us is matched somewhere in the world, by our exact double – someone who shares our thoughts and dreams

Release Date: 22 November 1991

Filming Locations: Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, France

Gross: $1,999,955
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The text sung by Weronika in the Concert is actually the beginning of the second Chant of Dante's Paradiso: "O voi che siete in piccioletta barca, desiderosi d'ascoltar, seguiti dietro al mio legno che cantando varca, Non vi mettete in pelago, ché forse, perdendo me, rimarreste smarriti. L'acqua ch'io prendo giá mai non si corse; Minerva spira è conducemi Appollo, è nove Muse mi dimostran l'Orse." Dante, Paradiso, II, 1-9.

Goofs:

Continuity:
When Weronika is at the window of the bus, she holds some papers up to Antek, who is on a motorcycle. The angle she's holding the papers at alternates from perfectly straight to slightly askew as the shot alternates repeatedly from back to front.

Quotes:

Weronika:
What else do you want to know about me?

Alexandre Fabbri:
Everything

Weronika:
[picks up her purse and gently dumps the contents on the bed in front of him]



User Review

The most beautiful movie I've ever watched

Rating: 9/10

I still remember over 10 years ago watching this movie all alone in a
theatre with no one else (Monday afternoon or some other week day time).
Irene Jacob, the streets of France and Poland, the editing, the love
scenes,
the plastic ball reflections, and especially the music all are so
beautiful
that actually made me shivered and stunned.

Kieslowski's in another world now. I always worry whether it's possible
to
watch another movie that struck me so badly. A million thanks to him for
showing me the most beautiful film of my life (probably).

p.s. this film has only been released in VHS – so ridiculous, a shame of
the
industry.