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Kieślowski, Krzysztof 1941-1996

Overview
Works: 988 works in 2,226 publications in 8 languages and 18,017 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Fiction  Romance films  Film adaptations  Interviews  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Scenarist, Performer, Producer, Film editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Artist, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Krzysztof Kieślowski
 
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Most widely held works by Krzysztof Kieślowski
Trois couleurs. Three colors. Red by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
164 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Three Colours White', a very funny and ironic black comedy, is the second film in Kieslowski's acclaimed trilogy based on the three ideals of the French Revolution. Karol, a Polish hairdresser, is divorced by his beautiful French wife Dominique and thrown onto the streets of Paris, penniless and with no passport. All seems lost until he meets a fellow Pole who ingeniously smuggles Karol back to Warsaw in a suitcase. Once there, Karol is determined to take revenge against his ex-wife. He deals successfully on the black market until he has enough money to put his plan into action, but he has'nt counted on love getting in the way of its perfect execution
Trois couleurs by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in French and English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman left devastated by the unexpected death of her husband and child. She retreats from the world around her, but is soon reluctantly drawn into an ever-widening web of lies and passion as the dark, secret life of her husband begins to unravel
Trois couleurs, blanc Three colors, white ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in French and English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mysterious tale of a hapless Polish man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six months deserts him because of his performance in the bedroom. Forced to begin anew, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vengeance against her
Dekalog The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships
La double vie de Veronique The double life of Véronique by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Heaven by Tom Tykwer ( Visual )
26 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philippa is a British schoolteacher living in Italy, whose husband fell victim to a drug overdose. Vendice is a powerful local drug dealer who sold the dope which killed Philippa's husband. Disgusted with the inability of the police to bring Vendice to justice, Philippa takes the law into her own hands, planting a bomb which is intended to kill the dealer. Instead the bomb kills four innocent bystanders. Now with the help of her multilingual translator, Philippa escapes and continues to seak revenge on Vendice
The double life of Veronique La double vie de Veronique by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born on the same day, a young Polish singer and a French music teacher and aspiring singer share the same talents and the same sense that somewhere there exists another person with whom her life is intertwined
Red by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feature film from France. A black comedy, third in the trilogy based on the three ideals of the French Revolution. A beautiful young model returns an injured dog to its owner and finds an embittered recluse. Their initial antagonism eventually turns to friendship from which the final destinies of the characters in all three parts of the trilogy are revealed
Amator Camera buff ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in Polish and English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Polish with English subtitles
Krótki film ó milości a short film about love ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in Polish and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the lives of two human beings who have been deprived of the gift of love. A young postal worker falls in love with an older woman who lives in the flat opposite his. She attempts to prove to him that "love" is nothing more than a set of biological impulses, as a reaction to his voyeurism, and draws him into a game in which neither is the winner
Dekalog The Decalogue by Krzyzstof Kieslowski ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Polish and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships
The big animal Duze zwierze ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Polish and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bank clerk in a small Polish town awakens to discover a camel outside his window. He and his wife develop a bond with the animal and the neighbors become increasingly jealous. A lesson about tolerance, love, and sacrifice is learned by all
Przypadek Blind chance ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in Polish and English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feature film from Poland. Drama. Explores fate and coincidence through three possible scenarios following Witek's attempt to catch a departing Warsaw-bound train
Krótki film ó zabijaniu by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in Polish and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychological vivisection of the brutal and senseless murder of a taxi-driver by a young drifter, with no explanation offered and no extenuating circumstances given. The equally searing execution of the murderer presents a powerful moral indictment of capital punishment
Bez końca No end ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in Polish and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antek was one of the few lawyers willing to take on political cases in a period of enforced martial law. Upon his unexpected death, Antek's wife Ulla struggles to cope with her grief. She eventually takes on the task of finding another attorney to take over one of her husband's cases to defend a man jailed for leading a labor strike. After connecting a colleague from Antek's past with the prisoner's wife, a series of mysterious signals make Ulla believe that Antek's ghost is warning her about the man chosen to replace him
Blue, white, red three colors ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A bold trio of stories about love and loss ... [that] was a defining event of the art-house boom of the 90s. The films are named for the colors of the French flag and stand for the tenets of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity--but that hardly explains their enigmatic beauty and rich humanity. Set in Paris, Warsaw, and Geneva, and ranging from tragedy to comedy, Blue, White, and Red ... examine a group of ambiguously interconnected people experiencing profound personal disruptions"--Container
Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three colors blue, white, red ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in French and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Krzysztof Kieślowski's trilogy of the human condition in contemporary French society, with each film drawing its theme from a color in the French flag: liberty (Bleu), equality (Blanc) and fraternity (Rouge)
Blizna The scar ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Polish and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ambitious small town Polish communist official prepares to receive a delegation from Warsaw. At stake is a large fertilizer factory contract that would mean hundreds of jobs for a dirt poor rural province. But winning the contract creates more problems than it solves as politicians, environmentalists, and displaced citizens alike inadvertently plumb the gap between socialism and the anarchy of human nature. The builder turned reluctant factory director's "quiet conscience" becomes the moral center of a sprawling, Altmanesque tapestry of greed, conspiracy and grudge holding
Decalogue : the ten commandments by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trois couleurs ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in French and English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman is left devastated by the unexpected death of her husband and child. She retreats from the world around her, but is soon reluctantly drawn into an ever-widening web of lies and passion as the dark, secret life of her husband begins to unravel
 
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Alternative Names
Keslevskiĭ, Kshishtof, 1941-1996
Kieslowski, Krysztof 1941-1996
Kieslowski, Krzysztof.
Kieslowski, Krzysztof, 1941-1996
Кеслевский, Кшиштоф, 1941-1996
キェシロフスキ, K
キェシロフスキ, クシシュトフ
Languages
French (286)
Polish (98)
English (89)
German (14)
Italian (6)
Multiple languages (3)
Finnish (2)
Spanish (1)
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