6.7/10
585
6 user 23 critic

Über uns das All (2011)

Martha is in a happy relationship with Paul. She shares her life with him, and she trusts him and feels she knows him inside out. But one day two policewomen appear at her door and suddenly... See full summary »

Director:

Jan Schomburg

Writer:

Jan Schomburg
Reviews
5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Weltstadt (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Christian Klandt
Stars: Florian Bartholomäi, Gerdy Zint, Karoline Schuch
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Carolin Schmitz
Zauberer (2018)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A psychiatrist and his blind girlfriend, bound by sinister interest. A school doctor, who lost more than work with her dismissal. Her brother, who will do everything for her. A desperate ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Brauneis
Stars: Sarah Victoria Frick, Regina Fritsch, Gerhard Kasal
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

On the stage of her high school drama class 17-year-old Sarah gives it all. When she performs, there is an instant of suspense in which she appears to transform completely into her ... See full summary »

Director: Katharina Wyss
Stars: Loane Balthasar, Manuela Biedermann, Simon Bonvin
Windspiel (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Director: Peyman Ghalambor
Stars: Kurt Fiedermann, Alexander Lohse
Resurrection I (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An old man who isolated himself from civilization receives an unexpected visitor.

Director: Kristof Hoornaert
Stars: Johan Leysen, Gilles De Schryver, Kris Cuppens
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

When the brilliant but sexually inexperienced computer science student PIET is turned down by bright and beautiful KLARA, he is deeply hurt. He takes a dose of a sleep medication, leading ... See full summary »

Director: Linus de Paoli
Stars: Adam Ild Rohweder, Paulina Galazka, Pit Bukowski
Gegenüber (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Teacher Anne and policeman Georg are thought of as the perfect couple. However, appearances are deceptive: one of them is covered with scars and bruises. But which one is the abuser?

Director: Jan Bonny
Stars: Matthias Brandt, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Wotan Wilke Möhring
Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Director: Johannes Sievert
Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Maximilian von Pufendorf, Sascha Alexander Gersak
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills. It has happened before. But this will be the last time. The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest. They cry out into the black, as the shadows pass away, into the ground.

Director: Scott Barley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Jan Bonny
Stars: Thomas Schubert, Ricarda Seifried, Jean-Luc Bubert
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The prestigious politician and large-scale farmer Franz Murer, responsible for the Ghetto of Vilnius as SS leader and NSDAP functionary from 1941-1943, stands trial in Graz, Austria. ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Frosch
Stars: Karl Fischer, Alexander E. Fennon, Melita Jurisic
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Hüller ... Martha Sabel
Georg Friedrich ... Alexander Runge
Felix Schmidt-Knopp Felix Schmidt-Knopp ... Paul Sabel (as Felix Knopp)
Kathrin Wehlisch Kathrin Wehlisch ... Trixi
Valery Tscheplanowa ... Anja
Stephan Grossmann ... Bruno Heimann
Aljoscha Stadelmann Aljoscha Stadelmann ... Bernd
Piet Fuchs Piet Fuchs ... Bestatter Soltau
Martin Reinke Martin Reinke ... Prof. Gellendorf
Verena Plangger Verena Plangger ... Frau Blume
Julia Wieninger Julia Wieninger ... Monika
Laura Sundermann Laura Sundermann ... Esther
Clemens Dönicke Clemens Dönicke ... Sebastian
Anja Herden Anja Herden ... Maggie
Anja Lais Anja Lais ... Polizistin
Edit

Storyline

Martha is in a happy relationship with Paul. She shares her life with him, and she trusts him and feels she knows him inside out. But one day two policewomen appear at her door and suddenly everything changes. The man with whom Martha has lived for many years is nothing but a phantom. Her life is no longer what it was and the future is unknown. Written by lament

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

15 September 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Above Us Only Sky See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

All ingredients present for a perfect mystery, augmented with sublime acting. But the net result did not live up to its promises due to faulty logic in the story
18 November 2011 | by JvH48See all my reviews

I saw this film at Noordelijk Filmfestival 2011 (in Leeuwarden, province of Friesland NL). It starts as a Mystery, when Martha's husband commits suicide for unknown reasons and without leaving a note. We accompany Martha on her first days after the shock, while she tries to backtrack his motives. She finds out that everything she thought she knew about him, was untrue. His job, his recent PhD, his new assignment in Marseille that starts the story, all prove to be lied. His professor who was said to have recommended him for his new assignment, only remembers him from an exam three years ago. She even puts posters on bulletin boards around the institute where he was supposed to work, but all tracks run dead. A full mystery remains. So far so good.

During her research she meets Alexander working on the same institute as her late husband. He attracts her attention due to a specific gesture she thought familiar. She invites him home that same day (and in her bed, but he leaves). She follows him around, attends his lectures, and soon treats him as a substitute husband. Understandable, but what happens next defies my logic. It starts when a former friend of Alexander points out a striking likeness between him and Martha's late husband, as appearing on the posters distributed by Martha. A second interruption in my logic happened when Marseille turns up again, this time as a new assignment for Alexander.

All in all, the first half of the film was brilliant, especially due to Martha's acting when put through a broad collection of emotions, while experiencing the change away from a seemingly happy couple, via hearing of his suicide, and later when researching for the truth. Scenes were kept relatively short but long enough to make clear what was going on. This kept the story line streaming, letting us wonder all the time what would happen next.

I love mysteries where the solution is not obvious upfront, and where the development can scatter in any direction. This film seemed to be one in that category, but then the logical flow broke on a few occasions. Maybe I did not pay attention and missed a few clues, but the abrupt ending finished it for me. I could have given a very high score for the plot and the acting, but I have to subtract many points for loosing my grip on the story. When this happens I blame the film makers, and not primarily myself. In my opinion, this could easily be avoided with some relatively minor changes. Pity for all the fine ingredients that were ready to be picked up.


16 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed