- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 4, 2003
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Miramax
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Behind the Scenes
- Featurette: Insights Into Trois Coleurs - ROUGE
- Bonus Footage: Krzysztof Kieslowski Cinema Lesson
- Shorts: RED at Cannes 1994
- Audio Commentary:
- Annette Insdorf
- Jacques Witta
- Irene Jacob (Selected Scenes)
- Irene Jacob
- Marin Karmitz
- Jacques Witta
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 02/23/1995
"...A masterful film on every level and the summation of the themes that fire the trilogy..."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/1994
"...RED is an elusive artefact, refracting different dramatic and emotional patterns....As the third part of a trilogy it also casts new light on its predecessors..."
New York Times - 10/04/1994
"...Succeeds so stirringly that it also bestows some much-needed magic upon its predecessors, BLUE and WHITE....RED gets an additional leg-up from the presence of two exceptionally fine actors, [JACOB and TRINTIGNANT]..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/20/1995
"...Primal....Kieslowski has created his first full-blooded movie." -- Rating: A
Variety - 05/23/1994
"...[A] beautifully spun and splendidly acted tale....[The] denouement and final image are a satisfying grace note both to this film and the entire trilogy..."
Film Comment - 07/01/1994
"...Impeccably made....[Trintignant] gives a pristine performance..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/02/1994
"...This is the kind of film that makes you feel intensely alive while you're watching it..."
The final installment of Polish cinematic genius Kieslowski's THREE COLORS trilogy, RED represents Fraternity (of Liberty and Equality) in the French national motto, and is the third color of the French flag. The film is a moving, philosophical story about the inextricable links between disparate people as a young model becomes involved with a retired judge on a spiritual rather than romantic level. The film received three Academy Award Nominations, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
Essential Cinema |
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Theatrical Release |
- The film was released theatrically in New York City on November 23, 1994.
- RED was filmed in Geneva, Switzerland.
- In addition to being nominated for three Oscars, the film won an award for Best Foreign Film from both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics.
- RED was shown at the 32nd New York Film Festival October 1994.
- RED was Polish director Kieslowski's last feature film. Although he publicly retired after completing the THREE COLORS trilogy, he was working on a script for a HEAVEN and HELL diptych at the time of his death, at age 54, in Warsaw, of a heart attack following heart surgery.
- The film's score was performed by the Orchestra Symphonique de Katowice.