A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man. They say good things come in threes. Director-writer Tom Tykwer explores this adage in his aptly titled 3, a fresh take on that plot staple of ’30s romps, the love triangle. Narratively and stylistically, Tykwer turns this familiar romantic configuration on its head, crafting an emotionally mature and complex film that’s dense with the stuff of life.
Caroline aus der City ist nicht gerade begeistert von ihrer neuen Schule in der Provinz. Dafür begeistern sich sowohl der Anführer der lokalen Kifferclique als auch ihr junger Literaturlehrer für den hübschen Neuling. Caroline ist geschmeichelt und beschließt, weil beide ihre Vor- und Nachteile haben, vorübergehend zweigleisig zu fahren. Das macht zunächst Spaß, sorgt aber für Probleme, als die Gefühle ernster werden. Unterdessen bandelt Carolines Solovater mit der attraktiven Mutter ihres jüngeren Lovers an.
…The opera is very much worth hearing—and owning (though I wish MD&G had supplied an English translation of the libretto). The performances are for the most part on target. (…) So I guess this must be a qualified recommendation, but a recommendation nonetheless, given the quality of D’Albert’s music.
These two disks present a 1982 performance of the Metropolitan Opera's beloved production of Der Rosenkavalier. The staging, directed by Nathaniel Merrill and designed by Robert O'Hearn, is lavishly elegant. James Levine leads a cast that could hardly be bettered. As fanfare's reviewer has written, "No one has ever looked and acted more the Marschallin than Kiri Te Kanawa." Other stars include Tatiana Troyanos as Octavian, Judith Blegen as Sophie, Kurt Moll as Baron Ochs, and Luciano Pavarotti as the Italian tenor.
Liederjan is a north-German folk group. The group originated as Tramps & Hawkers, which played Irish traditional music in the early 1970s. They gradually started playing German folk-music and in 1975 formed the group Liederjan…
Returning home from a holiday, three friends – Willy, Kurt and Hans – learn they are bankrupt. Their fortune has evaporated and their possessions are being seized by the bailiffs. Undeterred, the three friends sell their car and open a petrol station, taking turns to man the petrol pump. Each has, as his first customer, Lilian, a beautiful young woman who easily wins his heart. Lilian, however, realises that she loves only one of them. How can she break the bad news to the other two without ruining their friendship?