The Trio details
|Starring:||Jeanette Hain, Christian Redl, Angelika Bartsch, Felix Eitner, Gotz George|
|Genres:||Drama, Gay/Lesbian, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not currently released|
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Dull, dull, dullBy Rehan (128 reviews) from London , 10 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Dull, dull dull. Why is it that, despite all one's best intentions [as a viewer], so many German films are plodding, humourless and leaden? Well, this is an excellent example of how to get it wrong.
If it seems impossible to make a story of a low-life father-and-daughter team of petty crooks falling for the same man, here is the proof: a truly boring film that makes you long for the - utterly predictable - ending. Barely a chich? is left unturned.
Watching EastEnders is infinitely more rewarding. Give this one a miss (and, above all, don't fall for the wholly misleading promo pictures: if it's eroticism you're after, this film will put you off most varieties of sex more or less permanently).
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Not greatBy Randomfilmbuff (327 reviews) from London , 15 Nov 2009This was an alright gay film. not really that funny but an OK story line. I would not watch it again
Not gay in any sense of the wordBy a customer from Folkestone , 07 Feb 2009There may be a gay undertone but that hardly makes it a gay movie. The movie is about a hapless band of criminals who make a living picking their way across the country and through other people's pockets.
The overiding feeling is depression because there's very little joy anywhere.
truly terribleBy a customer from Beckenham , 07 Nov 2008this seems like a half-hearted attempt at a film. the characters are poor the script (or at least translation) is awful. the film just bumbles along with no real 'activity' to keep you interested.
i generally like 'foreign' film especially german and french films - this is not a good example of german cinema! i would say it does for german cinema what dumb and dumber does for serious hollywood movie makers...
Reasonably funny German filmBy a customer from OXON , 24 Sep 2008A funny comedy not dissimilar to a Fench farce but I found the plot too unbelievable to be convincing. Some good acting though. Average film.
Amoral and destructive rubbishBy a customer from Shropshire , 29 Aug 2008This film is arty and liberal and has a strong gay element to it but very soon you begin to suspect that not only has it no moralit but that it is actually championing immorality.
In essence, it's about three individuals who come to live their lives by fleecing others without the slightest pang of conscience. The film resolves by the trio setting down into this way of life in a fairly amicable manner, their love-triangle having been worked out.
Also on the DVD is an interview with the director. It's textual only, not filmed. On the 2nd or 3rd page of this interview the interviewer asks the director about the amorality of the characters. The director replies to the effect that she does not believe there are communal moralities, or binding universal moralities. She actually states that she believes we each have our own morality. Her implication is that we are each entirely free to create our own morality, in other words she believes we are each entirely free to do whatever the hell we each like!
Although German she reveals she studied film-making in Sydney. Maybe that's where something went horribly topsy-turvy in her thinking.
Don't let any impressionable or wayward young people see this film or it'll give them full licence to beat you over the head tomorrow and nip away with your wallet for a good nosh-up at the nearest kebab shop!
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