The Three Colours. White

The second film in the trilogy has a wry humour. The story starts in Paris where a down-at-heel Pole, Karol, loses his business, his wife and his home and sees his only option is to return to Poland. Kieslowski has said that Karol (Charlie in Polish) is a tribute to Chaplin and there is pathos as well as humour in Karol’s situation. His return to Poland marks a change in his fortunes but he still yearns for his beautiful French ex-wife.