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Trio, The (Trio, Das)

Trio, The

Zobel and Karl are a couple - and have been so for a long time. Lizzi, Zobel's daughter from a heterosexual interlude, lives with the two men. Together, they form a trio. Their home is a caravan and their work - pickpocketing. Zobel has the upper hand and the money in this family and he organises their beats. While Zobel feels that he's in the prime of his life, Karl's face shows every minute he's spent in the daily grind of this trade. Karl is tired. The accidents where he puts the trio in jeopardy become more frequent. Trying to reverse one of his mistakes, he ends up in hospital with serious injuries. Karl dies and that changes everything. A young man now completes the trio. Rudolf is young, fast and quick to learn. Lizzi likes him and he awakes longings in Zobel, who, as the strict head of the family, immediately declares a fundamental principle: "No exchange of bodily fluids within the team". But Zobel is not the man to keep to a moral code - even if it is one he formulated himself. And Lizzi? She proves once again to be very much her father's daughter.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Hermine Huntgeburth
Screenplay Horst J. Sczerba, Volker Einrauch, Hermine Huntgeburth
Cinematography Martin Kukula
Ingrid Martell
Niki Reiser
Cast Goetz George, Christian Redl, Jeanette Hain, Felix Eitner
Producer Laurens Straub
Production Company Next Film, in co-production with ARTE, NDR/Hamburg, ORF/Vienna
Runtime 106 min
Format 35 mm, color
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 1998 (German Films)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BKM
German Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

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