Three Colors: Red review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 05/23/13
One of the most underrated provocative French drama's produced. The film focuses on Valentine (Irène Jacob), a university student and part-time model. She accidentally hits Rita, a dog, and returns it to its owner a rude retired judge, Joseph Kern (Jean-Louis Trintignant). Kern divulges his pastime of prying over his neighbors conversations. A subplot ensues between Auguste, and his girlfriend, Karin (Frederique Feder). An unexpected strong storm brings the characters of the previous films (Blue and White) together again.
A wonderful picture about resentments, unhappiness, loneliness, long distance communication, friendship, cheating, fate, intertwining of personalities and relationships. Out of the three, this had the best direction, cinematography, pacing and screenplay which interweaves the leads from the franchise. Powerful lines: "Everyone deserves a private life." "People aren't bad." "All I want is peace." from Valentine and "Justice does not deal with the innocent." from Kern. Wonderful performances made the plot and subplots interesting and the opening of the picture reminded me Fight Clubs intro. A fitting conclusion to the movies mixed with various symbolisms and connections with the 3 colors (Blue, White, Red) which overall tackles on the past, relationships and destiny. a faultless entertaining and smart drama and great for repeat viewings.