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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Double Life of Veronique (French: La double vie de Veronique, Polish: Podwojne ycie Weroniki) is a 1991 French- and Polish-language film directed by Krzysztof Kie lowski, co-written by Kie lowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz, starring Irene Jacob, with original music by Zbigniew Preisner. The film was Kie lowskis first to be produced partly outside Poland. A Criterion Collection region 1 DVD was released in November 2006 in the USA and Canada only. It includes an alternate ending which Kie lowski did at the request of Harvey Weinstein of Miramax for the American release. The film follows the lives of a young woman first in Poland, Weronika, and then a young woman in France, Veronique, both played by Irene Jacob. Though unrelated, the two appear identical, share many personality traits, and seem to be aware of each other on some level, as if they are doppelgangers- but except for a brief glimpse through a bus window in Krakow, they never meet.