Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 7:00 PM
If you let it, love can be as easy as one-two-three as proved in this atmospheric piece about bisexuality, love and longing in cosmopolitan Berlin. One: appealingly disheveled Simon, all scruff and dimples, who’s ready to move on from tragedy. Two: slyly humorous Hanna, wry and knowing, who wants more than the comfortable companionship she has with Simon. Three: magnetic blonde Adam, impish and confident, an occasional father who looks for connection (which he finds with Simon and Hanna.) None of the three knows what the other two are doing. Here infidelity is just what the love doctor ordered. Hesitant first approaches turn voracious, and the affairs pulse with sensuality, especially when Simon and Adam smolder on-screen.
Dir. Tom Tykwer, 2010, Germany, 119 min. in German with English subtitles
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