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This is the second of the “Three Colors” trilogy “Red” “White” and “Blue”; the colors symbolizing liberty, equality and fraternity. White, therefore, was written around the destructive dynamics of a relationship based upon great inequality. The main characters are entrepreneurs, capitalists, passionate people, able to make independent choices. What unites them is their love for each other, sort of. Because of the inequality of their sexual desire, the love between them is unconsummated. Kieslowski seems to be asking whether equality is possible with and without love. Ultimately, he ends on a dark, Hobbsean note: revenge and control is stronger.