Karol Karol, a Polish immigrant living in France, is a hairdresser who opts to leave Paris for his native Warsaw when his wife sues him for divorce (her reason: their marriage was never consummated) and then frames him for arson. Karol Karol, in return, plans an elaborate revenge plot.
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A perfect break between its more austere bookends, White tends to get overlooked because of its modesty, but Kieslowski’s lightness of touch leads to a surprisingly affecting ending that stresses the “equality” theme in terms of matrimony.