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I just realized how brilliant this movie was


I saw the first 20 minutes, had no clue what was going on... too many random scenes with random people... and then we're sorta thrust into 3 different stories, all revolving around love, relationships, truth, lies, memories, destiny... and then I went back and saw the first 20 minutes again, and now it all makes sense! All those scenes at the beginning were the memories that he talks about throughout the film. The friend at age 12 going away, the girlfriend at age 17, the medical student who hated her teacher, talking to his father, etc.

It's frustrating watching something like that for the first time, because it's difficult to understand what's going on and what the significance is, because you don't really think about it later on. But then, once I saw it again, I realized how amazing that intro is. The whole movie is brilliant. Totally underrated.



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I found it perplexing at first as well, but once I realize it wasn't necessarily to sort out the chronology and the relationships, I got the point of this film. The character was at a crossroads in his life and going many directions at once, and this film captured his ambiguity perfectly.

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Rewatches definitely help, the beginning is definitely a little strange at first and isn't a particularly helpful way to drop into the film on a first viewing.

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I agree, it's a challenging beginning. The first time I watched this film, I was a little drunk and did not enjoy the first portion of the film, so I put it aside and watched something a little more straightforward. I knew that if I saw it in the right frame of mind I would come around to it, because this director operated on a level of brilliance that has never failed me. I'm happy that I did set it aside because this one is much better enjoyed sober, I think. And yes, it is impossible to know what this sequence means in the beginning, but once the film ends, the knowledge of what this sequence truly was is mind numbingly good. I cannot pick a favourite Kieslowski film, that is impossible. So I will only say that this is as good as all the rest, and like the rest in a league of their own.

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I agree he's a brilliant director, and if you have the time to re-watch, it would make a lot more sense and be more fulfilling.

But not everyone has time or inclination to re-watch movies, or re-read books either, for that matter. That seems to be more for serious students or aficionados.

But then maybe films by directors like Kieslowski are only meant for serious viewing.

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