Before he died in 1996, Polish helmer Krzysztof Kieslowski penned a 30-page outline for Heaven, first part of a proposed trilogy. It focused on an English woman who plants a bomb in a heroin dealer's office, but, by a cruel twist of fate, kills four innocents instead. Duly arrested, she befriends a young copper who helps her escape.

German director Tom Tykwer has turned Kieslowski's treatment into a film of visual beauty, with intense turns by Giovanni Ribisi and Cate Blanchett providing a strong centre. Admittedly, he fails to capture the spiritual depth that's present in Kieslowski's best work. But there's enough quality here to let the legendary Pole rest in peace.

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: October 1st 2003

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