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The Trio (1998)

Das Trio (original title)
Zobel and Karl are a long time gay couple who live together in a trailer home with Lizzie, Zobel's spunky daughter from a heterosexual misadventure. Together these three form a team of ... See full summary »

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Horst Johann Sczerba (as Horst Sczerba), Volker Einrauch | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Götz George ... Zobel
Christian Redl ... Karl
Jeanette Hain ... Lizzi
Felix Eitner Felix Eitner ... Rudolf
Angelika Bartsch Angelika Bartsch ... Dorothee
Uwe Rohde Uwe Rohde ... Bahnpolizist
Tana Schanzara Tana Schanzara ... Wirtin
Ernst H. Hilbich Ernst H. Hilbich ... Schaffner (as Ernst Hilbich)
Hans Fischer Hans Fischer ... Mann im Aufzug
Norbert Heisterkamp Norbert Heisterkamp ... Hans
Jennifer Ostermann Jennifer Ostermann ... Kind
Armin Rohde ... Horst
Stephan Jansen Stephan Jansen ... Bahnpolizist
Rolf Dennemann Rolf Dennemann ... Betrunkener Mann
Husam Chadat ... Junge in Disco
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Zobel and Karl are a long time gay couple who live together in a trailer home with Lizzie, Zobel's spunky daughter from a heterosexual misadventure. Together these three form a team of thieves who eke out an existence as pickpockets. After a botched job, Karl becomes unable to work, forcing Zobel and Lizzie to seek out a new partner. Lizzie recruits Rudolf, the boyishly charming town misfit. Reluctantly, Zobel allows Rudolf to join them but warns him to never break the golden rule: "No exchanging of bodily fluids within the team." This dictum becomes increasingly difficult to live by as Lizzie's cravings and Zobel's own passions toward Rudolf intensify. Eventually, the golden rule is broken by Lizzie...and then again by Zobel (unbeknownst to Lizzie, of course). An intricate love triangle soon develops amongst the three that is shaped by deception, desire, and betrayal. Written by Attitude Films <Mail@AttitudeFilms.com>

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When partners in crime become partners in bed...

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 January 1998 (Germany) See more »

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Budget:

DEM5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Brilliant acting saves ambitious plot
11 August 1999 | by reptyleSee all my reviews

Das Trio is a excellent piece of film about a family of three pick-pockets and their struggle to keep everything together, themselves as well as the family unit, situated in present Germany. The story is filled with strong-felt emotions which is beautifully reflected through the characters, and the complexity of the plot thickens increasingly towards the end. At one point I really felt that it was going absurd, but the brilliant acting sort of put it all back and kept the movie real. Because thats what it is; a real movie and I love it.


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