Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Blind Chance (1982)

Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski's Blind Chance was originally titled Przypadek. Boguslaw Linda plays a middle-aged man at a crossroads of his life; whatever choice he makes for his future has the potential of ending in disaster. A sudden accident forces Linda to choose immediately. In keeping with the transcendental nature of his best work, director Kieslowski contrives to permit Linda to sample each of three possible "futures" from three different points of view. Like many of Kieslowski's films, Blind Chance was officially banned when completed in 1982 (the plot was set in motion by the government clampdowns of 1981) and not permitted a public showing until 1987. The film is also known as The Accident. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Strange that I usually like a good story about multiple paths in life, but this one never got me into a real choice between the outcomes. The three different scenarios was a random act of whether Linda gets on the train or runs into a police officer or meets a former friend by missing the train. These events were caused by the drop of his coin and how he interacts with a drunk that picks up the coin to buy a beer.

So I rated it: 2 (/5)

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