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Everyone Else

(Alle Anderen)
Germany 2009. Dir: Maren Ade. 124 min. 35mm

“[Does] for the 21st-century couple what Polanski's Knife in the Water or Antonioni's L'Avventura were doing in the ’60s.”
PHILIPPE GARNIER, LA WEEKLY

35mm PRINT | The first film by a “Berlin School” affiliate to win big at Berlinale — runner-up for Best Film; top prize for Best Actress — Maren Ade’s extraordinary second feature confirmed what her superb debut feature (The Forest for the Trees) made a compelling case for, and her latest (Toni Erdmann) took a victory lap for: the arrival of a confident, refreshing new voice in European cinema. An incisive, erotic, emotionally on-point portrayal of modern love in your thirties, it features festival breakouts Birgit Minichmayr and Lars Eidinger as Gitti and Chris, an in-love German couple vacationing at Chris’s family villa in Sardinia. Upon meeting a seemingly happier, more career-successful couple, their latent insecurities, romantic posturing, and aptitudes for cruelty shift into focus. Delicately crafted by Ade with wit and uncommon honesty — not to mention face-palming awkwardness, fast becoming her forte — Everyone Else found a spot on the year-end top-ten lists of Film Comment, Village Voice, and Variety.

 

REVIEWS

“So much is right and true in this lovely, delicate work that it comes breathtakingly close to perfect.”

New York Times | full review