In The Trilogy, three different but parallel stories
unfold revealing the lives of a husband and wife, a policeman
and his drug-addicted wife, and a prison escapee and his
friends. The characters wander in and out of three films
where we see them switch from leading men and women to supporting
actors. The three films, all of different genres (the first
is a thriller, the second a comedy and the third a melodrama),
provide the same action from different angles and perspectives.
Each film can be appreciated on its own, but together they
form a cohesive whole allowing the viewer to gain a deeper
understanding of the characters. Although it is reminiscent
of Kurosawas Rashomon and Balzacs novels, Lucas
Belvauxs project is unprecedented.
Part.3 For years, Pascal, a cop, has been secretly
using his connections to find morphine for his drug-addicted
wife Agnès. His actions catch up with him as he is
blackmailed by his sources: he wont get any more drugs
until he delivers Bruno, an escaped convict. Pascal faces
a moral dilemma and is unable to provide morphine to Agnès.
Agnès friend Cécile asks him to investigate
her husband Alain. As Pascal focuses his attention on Bruno,
Cécile, and Alain, Agnès goes out to find
drugs and stumbles on Bruno who helps her.