Release Date: November 23rd, 1994

DVD Release Date: July 26th, 2004

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Part-time model Valentine (Irène Jacob) meets a retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive boyfriend won't allow her to keep it. When she returns with the dog to the judge's house, she discovers him listening in on his neighbors' phone conversations. At first Valentine is outraged, but her debates with the judge over his behavior soon leads them to form a strange bond.

Cast: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Genres: Drama

Production Co: MK2 Productions, Canal+, France 3 Cinéma, CAB Productions, Office Fédéral de la Culture

Keywords: Girlfriend, Playful, 1990s, Transformation, Rescue, Emotional, Judge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Bringing a wily, slow-burn energy and a southern accent to the role of Lyle, Dennis Hopper adds just the right touch of warped malevolence to Dahl's film. [29 Apr 1994, p.5]

  • 100
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    The excellence of Red Rock West goes beyond the intricate plotting by brothers John and Rick Dahl. The casting couldn't be better. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Red Rock West is a diabolical movie that exists sneakily between a western and a thriller, between a film noir and a black comedy. show more

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Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)