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We Are Thr3e

by Roger Walker-Dack
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Thursday Apr 19, 2018
'We Are Thr3e'
'We Are Thr3e'  

Nacho (Charly Etchévers) is an ordinary enough guy, works at a bank by day, and has only recently split up with his girlfriend. They remain on good terms, and she invites him to her birthday party where he meets Ana (Flor Dragonetti). She is almost the opposite to him: A self-confident divorcee who has just started her own web-design business. As they strike up a conversation there is an obvious mutual attraction, and they head to the bar together to get another drink.

As Sebastian (Juan Manuel Martino), the barman, mixes cocktails for them he quite outrageously flirts with both of them and then abandons the bar to spend the rest of the evening with them. They all end up back in Ana's apartment in a drunken stupor and fall asleep on the bed fully clothed.

Next morning Sebastian invites both of them to spend the next weekend with him in the house in the countryside outside of Buenos Aires, where he is currently living. Both Ana and Nachos are highly intrigued, and eventually agree.

Once there, Sebastian lays his cards out on the table and tells the couple that he is a great believer in love at first sight, and he fell in love with them the moment he spotted them at the bar. What he would like is to start a relationship together with them. He is very open with how he feels about all the possibilities of such an arrangement. Ana is mesmerized, but Nacho can only list a string of objections that seem to be a mixture of his own feelings and society's general condemnation of any relationship that falls outside the norm.

The self-assured (not to mention highly attractive) Sebastian could charm the pants off anyone, and that's exactly what he does; soon the three of them are in bed together, making passionate love.

After the weekend Ana and Nachos are still unsure about Sebastian's proposal and embark on a relationship together, but this barely survives a few weeks. When Sebastian reappears after being away visiting his sick mother, all three know how they should now proceed.

This, the second very entertaining movie from Argentinian filmmaker Marcelo Briem Stamm, is a refreshing take not just on bisexuality, but on the whole concept of alternative relationships. He quickly dispenses with the assumption that this is purely a sexual attraction, and by making Sebastian determined to start afresh with two people new to each other, rather than becoming a third wheel in a relationship that is in need of a lift, makes it all seem more authentic. 

The natural chemistry between the three talented actors boosts the story on every level, and the fact that Stamm allows even Nacho to be comfortable with the unconventionality rings true too. Kudos, too, to the fact that Stamm avoids the usual melodrama that writers seem to insist accompany any attempt at a menage a trois - and actually giving his story a happy end was a very welcome change indeed.

Would "We Are Thr3e" make anyone want to rush into a threesome of their own? Probably not, but it will at least open up more eyes and minds to its very possibility.

We Are Thr3e (somos Tr3s)

Nacho is an average guy. At a party he meets Ana, a recently divorced, self-confident young woman. Then they meet the charismatic bartender Sebastian, who starts flirting with both. Despite their doubts, Nacho and Ana accept Sebastian's invitation to spend the night at his place. A few days later, they decide to go on a weekend trip to a secluded farm. Suddenly what seemed like a fun one-night-stand turns into more when Sebastian confesses that he desires a long-term relationship with a man and a woman together.

Info

Runtime :: 90 mins
Release Date :: Jan 01, 2017
Country :: Argentina

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Roger Walker-Dack, a passionate cinephile, is a freelance writer, critic and broadcaster and the author/editor of three blogs. He divides his time between Miami Beach and Provincetown.


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