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Blind Chance

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Krzysztof Kieslowski / PL, 1987 / 124 min.

Kieslowski’s early masterpiece shows us various, chance-determined outcomes for a human life. Witek runs after a train. Using this ordinary event, Kieslowski outlines three possible outcomes for the medical student’s life.

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Kieslowski shot his first metaphysical masterpiece, Blind Chance, before he made a name for himself with the epic Dekalog series of films and the Trois couleurs trilogy. The captivating drama shows how difficult it is to reconcile political ideals with personal happiness. Witek (the magnetic Bogusław Linda) is a medical student with an insecure future in communist Poland. Kieslowski dramatizes Witek’s life journey as a series of different opportunities, thereby suggesting that our lives are just as controlled by chance as they are by so-called freedom of choice.

Blind Chance is released in national cinemas by Eye.


This movie contains scenes showing explicit sexThis movie contains scenes with alcohol and/or drug useThis movie contains foul language


Krzysztof Kieslowski

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124 min.


Polish, Danish





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De films van Kieślowski

Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski broke through internationally with his ten-part series Dekalog, which examined the meaning of the Ten Commandments for modern humans.

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A woman on a blue background, a man and woman on a white background and a man and woman on a red background recall the French flag in a reference to Kieslowski's famous Trois couleurs film trilogy (campaign image De Films van Kieslowski)

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still from Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieslowski, PL 1981)
still from Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieslowski, PL 1981)
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