Weronika is a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, is a French music teacher. Though they are unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, purely emotional bond. The two were born on the same day and each senses that somewhere there exists another person with whom their lives are intertwined.
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital stereo., NTSC
Polish and French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Irene Jacob, Philippe Volter, Sandrine Dumas, Halina Gryglaszewska, Władysław Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko, Claude Duneton.
Director of photography, Sławomir Idziak ; editor, Jacques Witta ; original music, Zbigniew Preisner.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Special features: Disc one: Newly restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by film scholar Annette Insdorf; three short documentary films by Kieślowski: "Factory" (1970), "Hospital" (1976), and "Railway station" (1980); "The musicians" (1958), a short film by Kieślowski's teacher Kazimierz Karabasz; U.S. ending. Disc two: "Kieślowski - dialogue" (1991), a documentary; rare behind-the-scenes footage; "1966-1988: Kieślowski, Polish filmmaker", a 2005 documentary; new video interviews with cinematographer Sławomir Idziak and composer Zbigniew Preisner; a 2005 interview with actress Irène Jacob; a booklet featuring new essays by Jonathan Romney, Slavoj Zizek, and Peter Cowie, and excerpts from "Kieślowski on Kieślowski."
Cannes Film Festival, 1991: Best Actress (Irène Jacob) ; FIPRESCI Prize (Krzysztof Kiewlowski) ; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Krzysztof Kieslowski).
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