Three Colors: Red ★★★★

The intricate plotting and staging of these characters lives, as they pass by, cross over or crash into each other, is exquisite, and the perfect conclusion to this trilogy of films about liberty, equality and fraternity. These ideals are so fragile and so difficult to sustain because human beings are so damned complicated. These actors, writers and attendant film artists, all complicated human beings themselves, manifest this complexity and fragility in sounds and images that should be regarded with more respect and solemnity than any flag has ever merited.