So, which eventuality actually happened?
So, yeah, title says it all really XD....share
In the end, I think it doesn't matter. As someone else posted, it does seem as though the "path of least resistance" (the third story, with Witek keeping his head down and not getting involved in politics) ironically ends up having the worst consequences, whereas the two vocations that could feasibly have got him killed don't actually do so - but then his life is pretty much ruined in the first two as well.
Perhaps because it comes last, I always thought of the third story as the most convincing, in terms of which if any of them "actually happened"; I'd like to think that whatever unpleasantness befell him in the first two stories, those versions of him might end up alive and well in the 90s, perhaps as one of the post-communist free-marketeers we meet in White. But I usually consider him to have died in that plane crash, with the first two stories as alternatives, possible versions of his life, fantasies flashing before his eyes.
I don't think there is any significance to be attached to the last episode being the last one.share
Good points. I'm split between two and three.
Worthy of being mulled over, I think.
Woah, you like Kieslowski too? Have I ever told you that you have superb taste? ;-) Have you seen his other films? I love "Red" and "White" (still haven't gotten to "Blue"), and especially "A Short Film About Love/Killing."
The way I read this film is life is extremely random, and despite all of our meditations about following the proper path to our goals and regret about the road not taken, we won't come out alive.
According to some modern physic theories.
Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
The point of the film is that your life can go in a million different directions. There's a million different ways your life can turn out. This film presented us with three different POSSIBILITIES for one young man.
Agreed, millions of possibilities, but in the end it doesn't really matter.
They all sort of turn out the same... the details may be different, but the person stays more or less the same, so the fate stays the same.