->''"This is one of the most beautiful films I've seen... This whole film is a hug, the kind you share with a very good friend when you are in sympathy about something that is very important."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert'''

''The Double Life of Véronique'' (French: ''La double vie de Véronique'', Polish: ''Podwójne życie Weroniki'') is a 1991 film by Creator/KrzysztofKieslowski, also the director of ''Film/BlindChance'' and the ''Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy''. It tells the story of two women called Weronica and Véronique, from Poland and France respectively. So what’s the catch? Both women look exactly the same, share a lot of personality traits and seem to be aware of each other’s existence. However, they never interact with each other, except for a small distant scene.

The movie is filmed beautifully, has an ethereal atmosphere and a beautiful main actress (Irène Jacob), so you really don’t have a reason to not watch it. Unless, of course, you dislike philosophical movies.


!!The film provides examples of:

* {{Doppelganger}} / IdenticalStranger: Weronica and Véronique. Of course, they’re both played by the same actress, [[CaptainObvious so...]]
* [[FakeBand Fake Composer]]: The story features recurring references to a Dutch classical composer named Van den Budenmayer, and his music is even performed in a concert. Only he never existed.
** Actually, that's part of a MythologyGag.
* {{Foreshadowing}}
* HollywoodHeartAttack: Averted. [[spoiler:Weronica]] has a very realistic and disturbing heart attack.
* MythologyGag: The composer Van den Budenmayer is mentioned for the first time in an episode of ''Film/TheDecalogue'', and again in the ''Blue'' and ''Red'' movies of the ''Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy''.
* OminousLatinChanting
* PsychicLink
* ShoutOut: To the EyeScream of ''Film/UnChienAndalou''.
* ShowDontTell: One the film's greatest strengths.