The latest film by Tom Tykwer, just like the François Truffaut classic Jules et Jim, is about a three-way relationship between two men and one woman. This time it’s a bisexual affair, situated in today’s Berlin. Hanna and Simon have for years had a happy relationship until they both fall for the same man: the handsome and intelligent biologist Adam. For Hanna, her infatuation starts after a couple of chance encounters; for Simon it’s a surprise that he feels attracted to a man. All three of them try to keep their affairs secret from the others, but that starts getting difficult when Hanna turns out to be pregnant.
Three provides a playful and uninhibited look at sexuality. The erotic scenes are shown explicitly - also those between Simon and Adam. Stylistically, in this intelligent comedy Tykwer returns to the visual bravura of his modern classic Run Lola Run. With many split screens, very sharp, clean images and a catchy soundtrack with cult-pop classics.


International title
Three
Filmmaker
Tom Tykwer
Country
Germany
Year
2011
Medium
35mm
Length
119’
Language
German, English
Producer
Stefan Arndt
Production Company
X-Filme Creative Pool GmbH
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Writer
Tom Tykwer
Cinematography
Frank Griebe
Editor
Mathilde Bonnefoy
Production Design
Uli Hanisch
Sound Design
Frank Kruse
Music
Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil, Gabriel Isaac Mounsey
Cast
Sebastian Schipper, Sophie Rois
Website
http://the-match-factory.com/films/items/three.html