|Richard Brzostek - 08/02/2009
"Trzeci" (Third) begins with a couple enjoying themselves on a sailboat. Their sailboat crashes into a small rowboat, destroying it. Feeling sympathy for the occupant of the destroyed boat, they invite him to join them. From this point on the already strained relationship between the couple grows worse. The third wheel (Marek Kondrat) gets a mixed reception. Enjoying the new company, the woman welcomes him, while her man becomes uptight and controlling and doesn't care for the additional company.
This movie reminds me of Roman Polanski's "Knife in the Water" (1962). That too was a story of two men and a woman aboard a boat with similar tensions. The personality types between the two films are similar; the controlling guy, the wise guy newcomer, and the woman in the middle.
It is difficult to place "Trzeci" into a particular category. It isn't comical nor does it have much action. The most distinctive feature of the film is that it is suspenseful and unpredictable. The movie is somewhere between a drama and a thriller, not entirely being one or the other. If you are looking for something different, "Trzeci" will keep you guessing.
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