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3 Trailer from Tom Tykwer

3.jpgI hadn't heard much about Tom Tykwer's new film until now, and I'm rather thankful, for the reveal of the trailer is superb and raised a smile while I started thinking about what it would hold for the characters.

Tykwer has delivered films from Run Lola Run to Perfume: The Story of a Murderer to The International, and now he's written and directed 3, a film with a rather unusual story and filled with style in just this short trailer.

3 tells the story of a couple who both embark on elicit affairs, totally separately, without the knowledge of the other, but with the same person, and events take an even stranger turn from there on.

It looks a rather funny film, but at the same time you know there are going to be some strong issues coming to the surface and all in a wonderfully shot package if Tom Tykwer's other films are anything to go by.

Here's a blurb for the film that suggests a rather odd connection with old Hollywood, one I'm not really seeing from the trailer.

From the director of Run, Lola, Run and The International comes a sexy romantic drama with a nod to classic Hollywood's screwball comedies. Hanna and Simon, a couple in their early forties, live together in Berlin. With their 20th anniversary looming, they both become restless despite being truly and deeply in love. Unbeknownst to one another, they become acquainted with Adam, a younger man, and fall in love with him. Clearly not your typical 1930's romp, this reinvention of those classic films with Tykwer's sleek direction is a playful update: an intellectual study of a modern couple looking for redefinition in a world of absolutes.

That's not really what I'm getting from the trailer, and considering where the story there is taking us I'm not sure I'm seeing that coming through in the rest of the film. Of course all of that may yet still come, but so far the film doesn't make me think of the old Hollywood comedies.

Here's the trailer which is also available over at Yahoo Movies in high definition.




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