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Other movie releases

Compiled by Ian Bartholomew  /  Staff Reporter

Simple Simon (Irymden finns inga kanslor)

Swedish comedy about two bothers, Simon and Sam. Simon suffers from Asperger’s, and can be very rude and direct. His behavior drives away Sam’s girlfriend. Simon knows that one of the truths of his life is that he needs Sam, and that Sam needs a girlfriend. He develops a formula to find Sam the perfect match, but when he meets Jennifer (Cecilia Forss), he discovers that love is more than a formula. A strong performance by Bill Skarsgard, the youngest son of the well-known actor Stellan Skarsgard.

Three

A romantic comedy in German from Tom Tykwer, whose recent English-language projects include the highly acclaimed Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) and the big action thriller The International (2009). He has returned to his home turf with Three, a story about a triangular relationship between two men and a woman. Hanna and Simon are 40-something professionals with a long-established relationship. They are cool, they are liberal. Then they both fall in love with Adam, and Hanna becomes pregnant. The story is what you might expect of a film starring Jennifer Aniston, but the draw of Tykwer’s name may save it from oblivion.

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