The second part of Krzysztof Kieslowski's trilogy based on the ideals embodied in the French national flag. Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) is a Polish hairdresser living in Paris. He has just been divorced and kicked out onto the streets by his beautiful young wife Dominique (Julie Delpy). Whilst begging on the Metro, Karol is befriended by his fellow countryman Mikolaj, who agrees to smuggle him back to Warsaw in a trunk. Once home Karol begins to rebuild his life, and, by cunning means, starts to make enormous profits in Poland's new free-market system. He then puts his newly-acquired wealth to use, and starts to enact a complex plan to bring Dominque back into his life.