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Michael Freeman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199272235

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.001.0001

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Law’s Enchantment: The Cinematic Jurisprudence of Krzysztof Kieslowski

Law’s Enchantment: The Cinematic Jurisprudence of Krzysztof Kieslowski

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Law and Popular Culture
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Richard K Sherwin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0005

This chapter examines motion pictures from the perspective of jurisprudence, focusing on director Krzysztof Kieslowski's trilogy Three Colours. Kieslowski's main collaborator in this trilogy was Krzysztof Piesiewicz, whose idea was to attempt to return elementary values destroyed by communism. This chapter suggests that Kieslowski and Piesiewicz consciously set themselves the task of confronting the core values that constitute the mythical foundation of the European Enlightenment and contends that the film embodies a vital mythical presence in society.

Keywords:   Three Colours, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz, trilogy, cinematic jurisprudence, European Enlightenment, communism

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