Three Floors

2021 [ITALIAN]

Drama

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 50%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 1838

family drama bourgeoisie ensemble cast

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August 08, 2022 at 04:55 PM

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Riccardo Scamarcio as Lucio Polara
Alba Rohrwacher as Monica Sartori
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1.04 GB
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Italian 2.0
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25 fps
1 hr 55 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Nozz 9 / 10

Tre Piani means Three Floors - not Three Pianos

The narrative revolves around families who live on three floors of the same building, and each family has its subplot. You might even say that each family has its plot and we get three movies, intermingled, for the price of one. In Israel, where the original Three Floors novel comes from, there was even a stage play called The Third Floor that was based on a single one of them.

Although the novel is set in Israel, the plot and characters are reimagined in Rome for the film. There are a dozen characters to keep track of, and it's to the filmmakers' credit that keeping them straight is not a hopeless chore. The characters are interesting and believable, and they certainly go through a lot, but the film doesn't present us with any major character to identify with wholeheartedly. What we get is more like a human tapestry.

Reviewed by sntvcn 8 / 10

Bitter and powerful

Very bitter but powerful drama which follows the stories of the tenants of three apartments, placed on three different floors of a small residential condo in Rome. They make tough choices - each one obeying to what they belive is right.

Time exposes them to the consequences of their decisions and to the causes of their suffering. This leads to a few changes of perspective,when the reasons of the others are eventually seen and understood.

Reviewed by teresa_rosado 9 / 10

Errare humanum est

In the cinematographic panorama of the last two years, there has been a growing trend of films leveraged by a certain type of introspection that takes the form of a reflection on the choices that are made, the paths that follow and how they influence, indelibly and irreparably, the characters' lives.

Nanni Moretti's moving new film, TRE PIANI (2021), seems to follow this trend (the expression "la nostra strada" is repeated in the film, probably to show that "la nostra strada" is not always the most indicated, that we should all question ourselves, because we all fail), and the characters will have to deal with the consequences of their choices, some of them even marked by a certain levity, ending up in tragic situations.

The story follows, over ten years, the daily lives of four families who live in the same building in Rome, each representing a different stage of life, a fact that is not unrelated to the circumstance of having a teenager, a child and a newborn at the centre of each of these stories, each of them containing within itself all the possibilities of the world.

Moretti's direction is of an impeccable sensitivity, letting the melodrama flow without unnecessary pauses and the passing of time is transmitted naturally, as if all those characters were really growing, aging, transforming before our eyes. Although, at times, we are tempted to judge their attitudes, it becomes clear, as the film progresses towards its conclusion, that there are neither good nor bad here, only human beings who make mistakes, who try to improve, who repent, who learn from their mistakes, and, in a way, achieve redemption, with the exception of the figure of the judge played by Nanni Moretti, whose rigidity of principles is never abandoned, but ends up being extinguished with him.

It is, therefore, on the dichotomy between justice / human relations that this film is based. The law, as a regulator, deterrent and punisher of human behaviour, should, must be, the same for all. However, the law of human relationships is volatile and always depends on a good dose of understanding, tolerance and acceptance, in order to make room for hope and change. The human condition feeds on them.

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