|Adam (Daniel Striesow) and Simon|
(Sebastian Schipper) in 3.
From the Frameline website: From the director of iconic indie flick Run, Lola, Run comes Three, Tom Tykwer’s latest exploration of human motivation. If you let it, love can be as easy as one-two-three, as Tykwer proves in this atmospheric piece about bisexuality, love and longing in cosmopolitan Berlin.
One: appealingly disheveled Simon, all scruff and dimples, who’s ready to move on from tragedy.
Two: slyly humorous Hanna, wry and knowing, who wants more than the comfortable companionship she has with Simon.
Three: magnetic blonde Adam, impish and confident, an occasional father who looks for connection. Which he finds with Simon. And Hanna.
My take: The bottom line is, I didn’t much like, and wasn’t much interested in, the three main characters, and that’s a major problem in a character-driven drama. Also, I felt I got much more insight into Hanna and Simon, their relationship to each other and the feelings each has for Adam, than I got into Adam. As I said about August, it was very well done, but I didn’t like it. I’ll give it a lukewarm Recommended.