Three young people arrive from different parts of the country to go to college in Sao Paulo. On their first day there, a strange and intense attraction unites them. Together, they rent an ... See full summary »
Three young people arrive from different parts of the country to go to college in Sao Paulo. On their first day there, a strange and intense attraction unites them. Together, they rent an apartment and begin living together, in close quarters. Sharing kisses and fond embraces. They exchange words of endearment with the naturalness of ordering a sandwich at a diner. They threaten to break up and the next moment they are all laughing together again. College days however soon come to an end and, with each having different paths to trail, separation is imminent. And consequently, their gestures, words and attitudes take on a new weight. Touching each other now takes on a new significance. Words of love are weighed down by consequences. Written by
The college students Cazé (Gabriel Godoy), Rafael (Victor Mendes) and Camila (Juliana Schalch) meet each other in a party in São Paulo and they immediately become best friends. Rafael and Camila move to the old apartment rented by Cazé and Camila creates rules for their relationship making them promise that they would never date her.
Rafael has a crush on Camila but he accepts her rules. However, he discovers that Camila and Cazé are sleeping together but he stays with them. When they graduate, Rafael decides to move to Rio de Janeiro to work as editor. However, the trio of friends is invited to participate in a reality show by Guilherme in a marketing campaign to sell products. They are monitored by cameras and decide to simulate a threesome and their lives become a farce, hiding the truth about the feelings of Rafael and their apartment becomes a stage and affecting their relationship.
In 1962, François Truffaut made the bold "Jules et Jim" with an unconventional love story and Jeanne Moreau performing a character ahead of time.
In 2011, the director Nando Olival made "Os 3", with a conventional love story of unrequited love and a well-behaved and timid threesome. The story is pointless and dull, and the character Barbara is absolutely misplaced in the plot. The good point is the performances and the chemistry of the coquette Juliana Schalch, Victor Mendes and Gabriel Godoy. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Os 3" ("The 3")
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