by Tom Tykwer
Berlin, today. Very urban couple Hanna and Simon have lived together for years. Love, work, sex and daily life have meshed into combative harmony.
Then Hanna meets Adam. And Adam meets Simon.
Unexpectedly, all three fall in love.
Everyone remains oblivious to the other's affair. But the secret slowly begins to confuse all three lovers, and it threatens to rupture their fragile relationship.
"Three" is an investigation into the emotional life of a generation that is trying to reconcile new possibilities and old longings.
Born in Wuppertal, 1965, Tom Tykwer soon became interested in film. He had worked as a projectionist and booker in various independent art house cinemas for several years before he helmed his first feature film DEADLY MARIA in 1993, followed by WINTER SLEEPERS (1997), RUN LOLA RUN (1998), THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR (2000), HEAVEN (2002), PERFUME – THE STORY OF A MURDERER (2006). In 2009 , THE INTERNATIONAL opened the Berlin International Film Festival. His recent film THREE, featuring Sophie Rois, Sebastian Schipper and Devid Striesow as main cast, will be released in German cinemas December 23rd, 2010.
Selected filmography as director:
2009 »Feierlich reist« (in: Germany 09) – short
2008 »The International«
2006 »The Perfume« (Das Parfüm)
2002 »True« (in: Paris, Je t’aime) – short
2002 »Heaven« (written by Krzysztof Kieslowski)
2000 »The Princess and The Warrior« (Der Krieger und die Kaiserin) 1998 »Run Lola Run« (Lola rennt)
1997 »Winter Sleepers« (Winterschläfer)
1993 »Deadly Maria« (Die tödliche Maria)
Screenplay: Tom Tykwer
Producer: Stefan Arndt
Director of Photography: Frank Griebe
Production Design: Uli Hanisch
Editor: Mathilde Bonnefoy
Re-recording Mixer: Matthias Lempert
Sound Design: Frank Kruse
Line Producer: Ulli Neumann
Production Manager: Jürgen Tröster
Produced by X Filme Creative Pool
In co-production with WDR, ARD Degeto and arte
Format: 35 mm / 24fps / 1:2,35 / Colour / Dolby Digital SRD
Length: 120 min.
Original language: German
Original title: Drei