Julie de Courcy (Binoche) life is suddenly thrown into a pit of darkness when she gets in a car accident, which kills both her famous composer husband and her daughter. Because they were really the only things in her life, Julie takes back her maiden name and decides to isolate herself from human connections and everything around her. But with a friend (RĂ (C)gent) trying to finish a piece created by her spouse while trying to win her heart, Julie realizes that her fantasy of being alone just might be ruined. And learning that her husband was in fact, cheating on her just might give her the closure she needs. "Bleu" is the first part of Krzysztof Kieslowski's famed "Trois Couleurs" this being the first and followed by "Blanc" and "Rouge". While not considered the best of the three, it's difficult to say that "Bleu" isn't an incredible film. It's so simple, and so much of the story is told through symbolism and sound more often than dialogue, but this is a film where you feel so involved and immersed in its character's life (played wonderfully by the then-rising star Juliette Binoche) that it affects you in more ways than one. This is a film that makes you think and feel what's going on, but it still has an interesting central story-line that keeps that film in check. It's one of those art-house films that really works because it's just as much a feast for the eyes and the ears as it is an exquisite way to spend 90 minutes. Binoche is simply excellent here, and in my opinion has never been this fascinating on the screen. "Bleu" is a beautiful film, and does well even on its own. Highly recommended.