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* RuleOfThree: [[CaptainObvious Obviously]].

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* RuleOfThree: [[CaptainObvious Obviously]].Obviously.

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* CallBack: Right at the end of the film there's a freeze frame on Valentine as she's emerging from the police rescue boat. The freeze frame catches her looking to the left of the screen against a red background, framed in the same manner as the advertisement that was all over Paris.


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* TheKenBurnsEffect: There's a zoom-in on the freeze frame of Valentine at the end, after she's survived the ferry sinking.


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* MaybeEverAfter: The final shot of Valentine and Auguste next to each other, after they make it back to shore following the ferry sinking, implies that they will wind up with each other and that he is the man in Joseph's dream who will make Valentine happy.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: The opening sequence is a sped-up montage showing all the cables and wires a phone call from Britain to France travels through. We later find out that Joseph has been tapping into his neighbors' phone lines and recording their calls, just for kicks.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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The opening sequence is a sped-up montage showing all the cables and wires a phone call from Britain to France travels through. We later find out that Joseph has been tapping into his neighbors' phone lines and recording their calls, just for kicks.kicks.
** Auguste's girlfriend running a weather service and giving forecasts for trips across the English Channel. In the end, a storm sinks both a ferry and a pleasure craft.



* NotSoDifferent: Auguste’s life is very similar to Joseph. Fortunately for the former, his meeting with Valentine at the end of the film means his life probably won’t be the same as the judge (and maybe will turn out for the best).

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* NotSoDifferent: Auguste’s life is very similar to Joseph.Joseph--they both are judges, they both loved and lost when they were young, they both followed the love of their youth to England before losing them. They even both dropped a lawbook which fell open to a specific page that turned up on their judge's examination. Fortunately for the former, his meeting with Valentine at the end of the film means his life probably won’t be the same as the judge (and maybe will turn out for the best).




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* AStormIsComing: The storm that whips up in the end is both symbolic of the violent disturbance soon to affect the main characters, and the literal cause of that disturbance in that it sinks the ferry.


* ColorMotif: In each film the color corresponding to the title is prominently featured. In ''Red'', the billboards of Valentine all over Paris have her against a red background, and the theater where she has a modeling gig is all done up in red as well.



* {{Hikikomori}}: Julie in ''Blue'', Kern in ''Red''.


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* TheShutIn: Julie in ''Blue'', Kern in ''Red''.


* IntergenerationalFriendship

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* IntergenerationalFriendship{{Foreshadowing}}: The opening sequence is a sped-up montage showing all the cables and wires a phone call from Britain to France travels through. We later find out that Joseph has been tapping into his neighbors' phone lines and recording their calls, just for kicks.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Valentine forms a bond with Joseph, who is old enough to be her grandfather.


* MeetCute: For a given value of "cute". Valentine meets Joseph after she hits his dog with her car.



* {{Foreshadowing}}


* BabiesEverAfter: A curious {{Subversion}} of this trope, [[spoiler:since the pregnant woman is the mistress of Patrice]].

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* BabiesEverAfter: A curious {{Subversion}} of this trope, [[spoiler:since since the pregnant woman is the mistress of Patrice]].Patrice.



* NiceGuy: Julie is a female example. When she lets go of her angst, she helps a lot of people on her way, even [[spoiler:providing her husband’s mistress and her unborn baby with Patrice’s old home]].

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* NiceGuy: Julie is a female example. When she lets go of her angst, she helps a lot of people on her way, even [[spoiler:providing providing her husband’s mistress and her unborn baby with Patrice’s old home]].home.


''Trzy kolory. Biały'' (English: ''Three Colors: White'', French: ''Trois Couleurs: Blanc'') (1994): Based on the principle of equality. After the beloved (French) wife (Julie Delpy) of Polish hairdresser Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) divorces him thus rendering him destitute, he makes it back to Poland, manages to make it big by blackmailing his bosses and then schemes to extract revenge on his wife.

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''Trzy kolory. Biały'' (English: ''Three Colors: White'', French: ''Trois Couleurs: Blanc'') (1994): Based on the principle of equality. After the beloved (French) wife (Julie Delpy) (Creator/JulieDelpy) of Polish hairdresser Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) divorces him thus rendering him destitute, he makes it back to Poland, manages to make it big by blackmailing his bosses and then schemes to extract revenge on his wife.


''Trzy kolory. Czerwony'' (English: ''Three Colors: Red'', French: ''Trois Couleurs: Rouge'') (1994): Based on the principle of fraternity. College student and part-time model Valentine Dusot (Irene Jacob) runs over the dog of retired judge Joseph Kern (Jean-Louis Trintignant), who spends his days eavesdropping on neighbors' phone calls. The two end up becoming friends.

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''Trzy kolory. Czerwony'' (English: ''Three Colors: Red'', French: ''Trois Couleurs: Rouge'') (1994): Based on the principle of fraternity. College student and part-time model Valentine Dusot (Irene Jacob) runs over the dog of retired judge Joseph Kern (Jean-Louis Trintignant), (Creator/JeanLouisTrintignant), who spends his days eavesdropping on neighbors' phone calls. The two end up becoming friends.


''Trzy kolory. Niebieski'' (English: ''Three Colors: Blue'', French: ''Trois Couleurs: Bleu'') (1993): Based on the principle of liberty. After a famous composer dies in a car crash, his wife Julie (Juliette Binoche) [[{{Hikikomori}} retreats into seclusion]], but various contacts and issues in the outside world force her to emerge again.

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''Trzy kolory. Niebieski'' (English: ''Three Colors: Blue'', French: ''Trois Couleurs: Bleu'') (1993): Based on the principle of liberty. After a famous composer dies in a car crash, his wife Julie (Juliette Binoche) (Creator/JulietteBinoche) [[{{Hikikomori}} retreats into seclusion]], but various contacts and issues in the outside world force her to emerge again.


* BabiesEverAfter: An example with a curious twist, [[spoiler:since the pregnant woman is the mistress of Patrice]].
* FadeToBlack: Used to represent Julie’s difficulty to go on.

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* BabiesEverAfter: An example with a A curious twist, {{Subversion}} of this trope, [[spoiler:since the pregnant woman is the mistress of Patrice]].
* BrokenBird / DefrostingIceQueen: Julie. She's actually a very nice person at heart, but the loss she suffers makes her very cold and detached for much of the movie (which suits the film's very cold lighting).
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FadeToBlack: Used to represent Julie’s difficulty to go in moving on.



* {{Leitmotif}}: The piece (supposedly) composed by Julie's husband keeps appearing at different times. Depending on the situation, the music comes different.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Julie performs a lot of simple actions with bombastic as background.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: The piece (supposedly) composed by Julie's husband keeps appearing at different times. Depending on the situation, the music comes different.
is played in different variations.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Julie performs a lot of simple actions with bombastic as music in the background.

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* MadLove: Despite having her arrested and jailed, Dominique finds herself pining for Karol, who pines for her as well.


''Trzy kolory. Biały'' (English: ''Three Colors: White'', French: ''Trois Couleurs: Blanc'') (1994): Based on the principle of equality. After the beloved (French) wife of Polish hairdresser Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) divorces him thus rendering him destitute, he makes it back to Poland, manages to make it big by blackmailing his bosses and then schemes to extract revenge on his wife.

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''Trzy kolory. Biały'' (English: ''Three Colors: White'', French: ''Trois Couleurs: Blanc'') (1994): Based on the principle of equality. After the beloved (French) wife (Julie Delpy) of Polish hairdresser Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) divorces him thus rendering him destitute, he makes it back to Poland, manages to make it big by blackmailing his bosses and then schemes to extract revenge on his wife.

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** At the end of ''Red'', a fatal ferry crash has only a few survivors: all of the main characters from the trilogy. The Judge sees the news report on TV.


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'''''Trzy kolory. Niebieski''''' (English: '''''Three Colors: Blue''''', French: '''''Trois Couleurs: Bleu''''') (1993): Based on the principle of liberty. After a famous composer dies in a car crash, his wife Julie (Juliette Binoche) [[{{Hikikomori}} retreats into seclusion]], but various contacts and issues in the outside world force her to emerge again.

'''''Trzy kolory. Biały''''' (English: '''''Three Colors: White''''', French: '''''Trois Couleurs: Blanc''''') (1994): Based on the principle of equality. After the beloved (French) wife of Polish hairdresser Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) divorces him thus rendering him destitute, he makes it back to Poland, manages to make it big by blackmailing his bosses and then schemes to extract revenge on his wife.

'''''Trzy kolory. Czerwony''''' (English: '''''Three Colors: Red''''', French: '''''Trois Couleurs: Rouge''''') (1994): Based on the principle of fraternity. College student and part-time model Valentine Dusot (Irene Jacob) runs over the dog of retired judge Joseph Kern (Jean-Louis Trintignant), who spends his days eavesdropping on neighbors' phone calls. The two end up becoming friends.

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'''''Trzy ''Trzy kolory. Niebieski''''' Niebieski'' (English: '''''Three ''Three Colors: Blue''''', Blue'', French: '''''Trois ''Trois Couleurs: Bleu''''') Bleu'') (1993): Based on the principle of liberty. After a famous composer dies in a car crash, his wife Julie (Juliette Binoche) [[{{Hikikomori}} retreats into seclusion]], but various contacts and issues in the outside world force her to emerge again.

'''''Trzy ''Trzy kolory. Biały''''' Biały'' (English: '''''Three ''Three Colors: White''''', White'', French: '''''Trois ''Trois Couleurs: Blanc''''') Blanc'') (1994): Based on the principle of equality. After the beloved (French) wife of Polish hairdresser Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) divorces him thus rendering him destitute, he makes it back to Poland, manages to make it big by blackmailing his bosses and then schemes to extract revenge on his wife.

'''''Trzy ''Trzy kolory. Czerwony''''' Czerwony'' (English: '''''Three ''Three Colors: Red''''', Red'', French: '''''Trois ''Trois Couleurs: Rouge''''') Rouge'') (1994): Based on the principle of fraternity. College student and part-time model Valentine Dusot (Irene Jacob) runs over the dog of retired judge Joseph Kern (Jean-Louis Trintignant), who spends his days eavesdropping on neighbors' phone calls. The two end up becoming friends.

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