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2.3
10 Ratings

Three Peaks

Drei Zinnen

Directed by Jan Zabeil
Germany, Italy, 2017
Drama

Synopsis

After living in separate apartments for two years, Thomas decides to invite Lea and her son, Tristan, to a trip in the high mountains, determined to take their relationship to the next level. The days and nights in the small hut turn out to be more difficult then expected…

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Three Peaks Directed by Jan Zabeil

Critics reviews

It’s also, probably coincidentally but no less interestingly, an almost perfect inversion of Force Majeure, similarly swathed in snow and fog, but swapping out Ruben Östlund’s anxious, wormy, self-preserving pater for a strong, sensitive, capable man nevertheless weakened by his lack of true filial attachment. Zabeil doesn’t have (or try for) Östlund’s humor, but his squareness isn’t as much of a liability as his ultimate, calculated evasiveness.
September 06, 2017
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This is a demanding and fitfully rewarding film which focuses minutely on the shifting relationships between its three protagonists… For all its quiet strengths and certain passing similarities to Ruben Ostlund’s international breakthrough Force Majeure, the picture proceeds too often as a glacier-paced exercise, striving to breathe the rarefied air of challenging artistic altitudes.
August 24, 2017
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It devolves from taut family drama, to survival film, to something closely resembling a horror movie. In fact, its final-act twist may be a twist too far, as the focus shifts from Aaron to Tristan, and it becomes less about the meaning and price of fatherhood than an explosion of another pernicious myth: that of the essential innocence of children. But the film carries audiences over any blips in believability… with its performances, and by the exceptional precision of craft.
August 04, 2017
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