Double Life Of Veronique, The: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1991) / Region A
Double Life Of Veronique, The: The Criterion Collection

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Double Life Of Veronique, The: The Criterion Collection

Krzysztof Kieslowski's international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. Irene Jacob is incandescent as both Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Veronique, a French music teacher. Though unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, purely emotional bond, which Kieslowski details in gorgeous reflections, colors, and movements. Aided by Slawomir Idziak's shimmering cinematography and Zbigniew Preisner's haunting, operatic score, Kieslowski creates one of cinema's most purely metaphysical works. The Double Life of Veronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling.


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Nov 16 2010
  • Production Year 1991
  • Empire SKU 1557271
  • UPC Code 715515067713
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English and French


Audio commentary featuring Annette Insdorf, author of Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema Of Krzysztof Kieslowski
Three short documentaries by Kieslowski:
   ·Factory (1970)
   ·Hospital (1976)
   ·Railway Station (1980)
The Musicians, a short film by Kieslowski's teacher Kazimierz Karabasz
The U.S. ending
Kieslowski - Dialogue, a documentary featuring a candid interview with Kieslowski and rare behind-the-scenes footage from the set of The Double Life Of Veronique
1966-1988: Kieslowski, Polish Filmmaker, a 2005 documentary tracing the director’s work in Poland, from his days as a student through The Double Life Of Veronique
Video interviews with actress Irene Jacob, cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, and composer Zbigniew Preisner
Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Jonathan Romney and selections from Kieslowski On Kieslowski


  • Audio
    Polish DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 Color

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