Cate Blanchett as: Philippa
Directed by: Tom Tykwer
Selected Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone, Stefania Rocca & Vincent Riotta
Written by: Krzysztof Kieslowski & Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Release Year: 2002
Genre: Crime / Drama / Romance / Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Love, retribution and redemption. Devastated by her husband’s death from a drug overdose, Philippa, a British teacher living in Turin, Italy, tries to bring justice to the biggest drug dealer in Turin when the local police ignore her information about him. In building a home-made bomb and setting off a plan that fails miserably, her status changes from young widow to that of a criminal in custody. Young police officer Filipo descends into Philippa’s life, changing her bleak outlook on existence into one in search of tranquility among corruption, as they become unlikely soul mates and lovers.
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• Philippa: “I don’t want to escape punishment. I’ve killed four innocent people and I want to answer for that, but before I do, I want to kill him.”
• Filmed in Germany and Italy (view all.)
• 6 wins & 7 nominations (view all.)
• Cate starred in the movie The Gift (2000) with Giovanni Ribisi as well.
• The first of a planned trilogy Krzysztof Kieslowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz wrote before Kieslowski’s death: ‘Heaven’, ‘Hell’ and ‘Purgatory’.
• The train shown when Filippo and Philippa arrive in Tuscany is not compatible with the passenger car seen from the inside in earlier shots.