The Double Life of Veronique
The Double Life of Veronique (French: La double vie de Veronique, Polish: Podwójne życie Weroniki) is a 1991 French-Polish-Norwegian drama film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring Irène Jacob. Written by Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz, the film explores the themes of identity, love, and human intuition through the characters of Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher.
- That's the star we're waiting for to start Christmas Eve. Do you see it? And there, below, the fog. Look. It's not fog. It's really millions of little stars.
- Opening lines
- Weronika: What else do you want to know about me?
- Alexandre Fabbri: Everything
- Weronika: [seeing a a puppet] Is that me?
- Alexandre Fabbri: Of course it's you.
- Weronika: Why two?
- Alexandre Fabbri: Because during performances I handle them a lot. They damage easily.
- Irène Jacob - Weronika and Véronique
- Halina Gryglaszewska - The Aunt
- Kalina Jędrusik - The Gaudy Woman
- Aleksander Bardini - The Orchestra Conductor
- Władysław Kowalski - Weronika's Father
- Guillaume De Tonquédec - Serge
- Jerzy Gudejko - Antek
- Philippe Volter - Alexandre Fabbri
- The Double Life Of Veronique - The Opening Scene
- The Double Life of Veronique quotes at the Internet Movie Database
- The Double Life of Veronique at Allmovie
- Criterion Collection release of The Double Life of Veronique
- Criterion Collection Essay by Slavoj ŽiŽek
- Criterion Collection Essay by Peter Cowie
- The Double Life of Veronique :: The Art of Visual Poetry (2016) by Charles Kincaid