From the director of Run Lola Run and Perfume comes the deceptively simple story of a couple falling in love with the same man. Tykwer’s natural penchant for stylistic embellishment – interpretive dance sequences, split-screen compositions, film and literary allusions – means that the love triangle is neither simple nor obvious. His first trick is that Simon – a commissioning artist – and his lover Hanna – a talk show host – meet and have an affair with Adam separately, neither initially aware of the others infidelity or the identity of the lover. Tykwer then sets up the possibility of the liaisons either helping the couple forge new paths or breaking up their 20-year relationship entirely. Set against the stylish, contemporary surfaces of modernist Berlin, the film’s reasoning is as complex as its cinematography. Unashamedly intellectual, 3 is for the thinking queer, tired of the coming out stories and the Hollywood pink of mainstream gay theatre. Download the Presskit.
Courtesy of the Goethe Institut
61st German Film Awards 2011 – Best Director
- Devid Striesow
- Sebastian Schipper
- Sophie Rois
- Simon has his hair cropped right after diagnosis before any chemo without even leaving the hospital. Then, his hair has still the same length when Hannas womb has considerably increased.
- During the break of the play, Adam joins Hanna outside. He brings 2 bottles of mineral water, hands one to Hanna and both take a sip while talking. Both bottles are already half-empty, presumably due to previous takes.