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Three -- A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man.


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Unique, moving, sensual… simply beautiful! See more (15 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sophie Rois ... Hanna
Sebastian Schipper ... Simon

Devid Striesow ... Adam
Angela Winkler ... Hildegard
Annedore Kleist ... Lotte
Alexander Hörbe ... Dirk
Winnie Böwe ... Petra
Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Dr. Wissmer
Carina N. Wiese ... Schwester Ruth (as Carina Wiese)
Dominique Chiout ... Clara
Marita Hueber ... Martha
Michael Gerber ... Vorsitzender Ethikrat
Thomas Neumann ... Wissenschaftler Ethikrat
Cornelius Schwalm ... Volker Müller
Edgar M. Böhlke ... Simons Vater
Maria Hartmann ... Sylvia
Christina Große ... Simone
Hannes Wegener ... Jens
Karl Alexander Seidel ... Nick
Christian Steyer ... Chorleiter
Hans Hohlbein ... Taxifahrer
Gertrud Roll ... Hannas Mutter
Klaus Hoser ... Hannas Vater
Stefan Gohike ... Kammeramann
Mario Wiemann ... Tonmann
Nele Jonca ... Maskenbildnerin
Corinna Kirchhoff ... Wissenschaftlerin TV
Roland Schäfer ... Wissenschaftler TV
Horst Mendroch ... Paul
Marie Gruber ... Kassiererin BE
Sylvia Rohrer ... Junger Poet (as Sylvie Rohrer)
Cedric Eich ... Sven
Tino Mewes ... Junger Zuschauer
Peter Atanassow ... Kollege von Adam
René Pollesch ... René Pollesch
Irene Rindje ... Frau mit Schild
Heide Simon ... Christa
Katharine Maria Kagel ... Opernsangerin
Sabine Krause ... Junge Frau im Schwimmbad
David Frickell ... Installationskunstler
Iepe Rubingh ... Iepe Rubingh
Michael Dorn ... Standesbeamter
Karsten Dahlem ... Regieassistent
Konrad & Solana ... Die Zwillinge
Jane Bertish
Patty Hannock
Alexander Scheer ... Euphorischer Künstler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Benedict ... Boninger (uncredited)
Georgette Dee ... Schauspielerin im Theaterstück (uncredited)
Christopher Karl Hemeyer ... Dr. Hubert Zimmer (uncredited)
Martin Hentschel ... (uncredited)

Senta Dorothea Kirschner ... Katrin (uncredited)
Thomas Kornmann ... Redakteur (uncredited)
Gotthard Lange ... Udo (uncredited)
Hendrik Maaß ... Freibadbesucher / Ausstellungsbesucher (uncredited)
Gundi Anna Schick ... Simons Tante (uncredited)
Monika Schubert ... Biologin (uncredited)
Mick Slaney ... London Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Alexander Yassin ... Alexander (uncredited)
Martina Ysker ... Cousine von Simon (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Tykwer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom Tykwer 

Produced by
Stefan Arndt .... producer
Barbara Buhl .... producer: WDR
Gebhard Henke .... producer: WDR
Jörn Klamroth .... producer: ARD Degeto
Ulli Neumann .... line producer
Uwe Schott .... executive producer
Andreas Schreitmüller .... producer: ARTE
Jürgen Tröster .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Reinhold Heil 
Johnny Klimek 
Gabriel Isaac Mounsey 
Tom Tykwer 
Cinematography by
Frank Griebe 
Film Editing by
Mathilde Bonnefoy 
Casting by
Simone Bär 
Production Design by
Uli Hanisch 
Art Direction by
Kai Koch 
Costume Design by
Polly Matthies 
Makeup Department
Tamar Aviv .... prosthetic makeup supervisor
Lisa Buscher .... special makeup effects artist
Aline Hafezi .... special makeup effects artist
Katharina Nädelin .... makeup department head
Anke Schiffl .... special makeup effects artist assistant
Jörn Seifert .... prosthetic makeup supervisor
Adela Selzer .... makeup artist
Production Management
Barbara Buhl .... producer: WDR
Verena Rahmig .... production supervisor: London
Jürgen Tröster .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tobias Asam .... additional third assistant director
Tanja Däberitz .... second assistant director
Sebastian Fahr-Brix .... first assistant director
Mara Fiedler .... third assistant director
Art Department
Youngsoon Jung .... art department intern
Andrea Kessler .... stand-by prop master
Christoph Lanksch .... senior dresser
Trinka Lat .... set dresser
Benjamin Palmer .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Arnold .... adr recordist
Frank Kruse .... sound designer
Frank Kruse .... supervising sound editor
Matthias Lempert .... dialogue editor
Matthias Lempert .... sound re-recording mixer
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Matthias Richter .... additional production sound mixer
Oliver Schnug .... boom operator
Markus Stemler .... adr editor
Markus Stemler .... foley editor
Hanse Warns .... foley mixer
Arno Wilms .... original sound
Visual Effects by
Christine Boy .... digital compositor
David Laubsch .... lead compositing artist
Katja Müller .... visual effects producer
Rosa Niclas .... digital artist
Abraham Schneider .... visual effects artist
Stefan Tischner .... digital compositor
Dominik Trimborn .... visual effects supervisor: ARRI
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Almesberger .... camera operator: "b" camera
Christian Almesberger .... first assistant camera
Greta Ehrhart .... camera trainee
Jörg Gönner .... additional first assistant camera
Oliver Haas .... best boy lighting
Jan Hoffmann .... underwater camera operator
Thomas Hübener .... scorpio head technician
Rafael Jeneral .... additional second assistant camera
Sophie Kirchberg .... additional second assistant camera
Glenn König .... key grip
Gero Neumann .... second assistant camera
Marcus Pohlus .... steadicam operator
Helmut Prein .... gaffer
Lars Richter .... additional first assistant camera
Axel Scholz .... electrician
Uwe Zegnotat .... camera loader
Animation Department
Wendy Dettmann .... animator
Casting Department
Johanna Ragwitz .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Urs Dierker .... daily set costumer
Theresa Anna Luther .... costumer
Editorial Department
Traudl Nicholson .... lead colorist
Cyrielle Thélot .... assistant editor
Music Department
Brad Althouse .... score preparation
Jordan Balagot .... orchestrator
Adam Klemens .... conductor
Jonathan Levi Shanes .... additional music arranger
Jonathan Levi Shanes .... music preparation
Jonathan Levi Shanes .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Ralf Pitzius .... production driver
Other crew
Brian Cordray .... script consultant
Alexander Frühbrodt .... production assistant
Felicitas Heydenreich .... project coordinator: HD Mastering
Ayuko Koresawa .... script supervisor: second unit
Larissa Trüby .... licensing
Larissa Trüby .... making-of
Caroline Veyssière .... script supervisor
Jorge Lima .... assistant publicist: international (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"3" - Germany (original title)
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119 min
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Continuity: 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.See more »
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6 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Unique, moving, sensual… simply beautiful!, 21 September 2011
Author: Marko from Vietnam

Unusual and, at the same time, uplifting story. Great acting and a well-directed movie. I am not sure if everyone who watched it will be touched in the same way I was, but -if people can overcome their stereotypes and simply enjoy the film- it will leave them with positive feelings and make them reflect on it long after the ending credits have rolled up. The story is not about your typical next door married couple that enters their middle-age era with all its fears, frustrations, joys, sorrows and life-changing truths. It is that same story but with an unexpected twist and a touching end. I am a happy gay man in a stable civil partnership. After a long period of a loving, monogamous and joyful 'marriage' we stepped into the same twilight zone of middle age, which evoked many questions, doubts and ridiculous thoughts. At the same time, and by some strange twist of fate, we met our Adam in real life and both developed feelings for him. Ever since we live in our own ménage à trios, which gives us many happy moments, pleasures and helps us to re-discovered ourselves.

One reviewer described it as painfully slow and full of empty self importance. I would say that Tom Tykwer cleverly combined some scenes without dialogue -but with much deeper meaning- with other elements that are very dynamic, colorful, erotically-charged or simply entertaining. The soundtrack gives it a perfect final touch. Brilliant photography.

If people think that they will miraculously skip their middle age in life, they should avoid this movie. Since that is biologically impossible -- watch the movie and you may learn something about the most fundamental issues that life brings half way down the road. Highly recommended!

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