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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Irene Jacob
Sandrine Dumas
Philippe Volter
Directors
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Screenwriters
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Running Time
110 minutes

The Double Life of Veronique
As eerie romantic mysteries go, this one's something of a corker


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The Double Life of Veronique

Plot
Although oblivious to the other's existence, Veronika, an aspiring Polish soprano, and Véronique, a Parisian music teacher, gradually become aware that they are connected to a spiritual twin.


Verdict
Although not all the loose ends are tied up in the telling of this bizarre and absorbing tale of love, grief and goose-bumps, one scarcely minds at all, since the fourth-dimensional doings on offer, (underlined with a marvellously moody, haunting score by Zbigniew Preisner) are like an erotic trip into The Twilight Zone.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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