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Everyone Else (2009)

Alle Anderen (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 18 June 2009 (Germany)
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While on a Mediterranean vacation, a seemingly happy boyfriend and girlfriend find their connection to one another tested as they bond with another couple.

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Maren Ade

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Complete credited cast:
Lars Eidinger ... Chris
Birgit Minichmayr ... Gitti
Hans-Jochen Wagner Hans-Jochen Wagner ... Hans
Nicole Marischka ... Sana
Mira Partecke Mira Partecke ... Urlauberin
Atef Vogel Atef Vogel ... Urlauber
Paula Hartmann Paula Hartmann ... Rebecca
Carina Wiese Carina Wiese ... Schwester von Chris
Laura Zedda Laura Zedda ... Baby
Claudio Melis Claudio Melis ... Mann im Auto
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Chris (Lars Eidinger) and Gitti (Birgit Minichmayr) are a couple whose relationship has more than its share of ups and downs; she works as a publicist for a rock group whose career is going nowhere in particular, while he's an architect who hasn't been able to persuade anyone to build one of his designs just yet. While Gitti's career isn't much, it's enough to give her head-of-the-household status, to Chris' chagrin. Chris and Gitti are spending some time at his well-to-do family's summer home in Sardinia, and they seem to be getting along relatively well until they meet another couple vacationing nearby, Hans (Hans-Jochen Wagner) and Sana (Nicole Marischka). Hans is an architect like Chris, but unlike Chris his career is in high gear, while Sana is a well-respected artist. Hans isn't afraid to display his alpha-male status in their relationship, and Chris' attempts to emulate him add to the tension between him and Gitti, while she isn't sure what to make of a couple who seem so ... Written by lament

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Vacation is the best time for meeting others, who give you a new orientation, with who you compare yourself, and who make you question your own feelings.

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Drama | Romance

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Germany

Language:

German | Italian

Release Date:

18 June 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Everyone Else See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,810, 11 April 2010

Gross USA:

$102,042

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,634,462
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1.85 : 1
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Chris: Hans is such a "coincidental" guy. He coincidentally comes by when something coincidentally happens, and he coincidentally meets someone who introduces him, like with Documenta, when he was called by accident.
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Se adesso te ne vai
Written by Massimo Di Cataldo,M. Incarnato
Performed by Massimo Di Cataldo
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Are Germans really this boring?
20 May 2010 | by Radu_ASee all my reviews

A typical festival film with zero audience appeal, 'Everyone else' could be used as a literally picture-perfect argument against state-funded film making.

The rudimentary story follows a young German couple on an Italian resort island. The man is an unsuccessful architect smooching off his parents (they live in their holiday home), the woman a somewhat bipolar concert manager. Their relationship is questioned by the man's lackadaisical loser attitude and the woman's whimsical fretting.

A story like this can only entertain, or at least interest, if it is a little funny. However the director Maren Ade takes very good care to avoid even the slightest trace of humor. Instead, the viewer is dragged along a two-hour stretch of two people boring each other to shreds - a scenario all too familiar to connoisseurs of German cinema.

Still, 'Everyone Else' won the Berlin Festival's Grand Jury Prize and its female lead a Silver Bear - which, considering her lobotomous approach to acting, is quite remarkable. This proves in my view once more the flimsiness of festival selections and the way awards are given away: a movie with such obvious dismay for any imaginable audience must surely be artistic and therefore prize-worthy - for culture politicians. Not for cineasts and the general public, that's for sure.

A much better German approach to the same topic would be the equally dry, but much more entertaining 'Windows on Monday' (aka Montags kommen die Fenster, 2006). That film has a weird sense of humor to it, which makes the drab couple-conflict plot work quite well.


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