About

Valentine, a student model in Geneva, struggles with a possessive boyfriend and a troubled family. When she runs over a dog, she discovers that its owner, a retired judge, is illegally wiretapping and eavesdropping on his neighbors' phone calls. Although Valentine is outraged, she develops a strange bond with the judge – and as the two become closer, she finds herself caught in the middle of event...

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Directed by

Krzysztof Kieślowski

Written by

Krzysztof Kieślowski (Screenplay)
Krzysztof Piesiewicz (Screenplay)

Runtime

100 minutes

Country

France, Poland, Switzerland

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

mannequin travel isolation judge dog english channel shadowing geneva, switzerland

Photos

Lists

#250 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#252 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#69 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen