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Three

Three is a rare pic [from a story by Irwin Shaw] about youth that deals with a romantic summer idyll sans sentimentality and with a freshness and easy charm that pinpoints character without affectation.

With:
Charlotte Rampling Robie Porter Sam Waterston Pascale Roberts

Three is a rare pic [from a story by Irwin Shaw] about youth that deals with a romantic summer idyll sans sentimentality and with a freshness and easy charm that pinpoints character without affectation.

Two young men, Robie Porter and Sam Waterston set off in an old car one summer to tour Italy and France. They meet a pretty English girl (Charlotte Rampling) and make a pact to keep her a friend rather than a sexual or love game. But Waterston begins to fall for her and their triple idyll deteriorates as she succumbs to Porter.

The principals all perform with grace and ease. It has a fine feel for the European summer scene and neatly observes the growing complicated feelings between the three by visual means that are never forced for symbolical needs.

Three

UK

Production: United Artists/Obelisk. Director James Salter; Screenplay James Salter; Camera Etienne Becker; Editor Edward Nielson; Music Laurence Rosenthal

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1969. Running time: 105 MIN.

With: Charlotte Rampling Robie Porter Sam Waterston Pascale Roberts

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