Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) (2010)



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In this edgy comedy drama from director Maren Ade, 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 outwardly happy. Alle Anderen (aka Everyone Else) was an official selection at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.
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Like Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence, Ade's film is as unpredictable and ambiguous as it is raw.

Full Review… | August 12, 2010
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's about private, emotional phenomena: the tiny tremors and imperceptible shifts that bring a couple closer together or drive them apart, almost without their noticing.

Full Review… | July 22, 2010
Boston Globe
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This is a film that will surely try the patience of some, but there's wisdom here: jagged shards of wisdom, at the very least.

Full Review… | July 15, 2010
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Resolutely odd, near static at times and yet strangely effective, Everyone Else goes nowhere in particular, but then that's the point.

Full Review… | July 9, 2010
Detroit News
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It's an impressive achievement: The film reveals things about each person's inner world, and how it looks to the other, without making us feel as if we're lost in a house of mirrors.

Full Review… | July 1, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
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All that's certain is that we're getting to know these two characters exceptionally well and that their tics and flaws are as recognizable as our own.

Full Review… | June 30, 2010
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Alle Anderen (Everyone Else)


As far as I can tell, Birgit Minichmayr is a Goddess of Acting. From her first frame, I was mesmerized. This movie, like all good movies or symphonies, had a strong exposition, a clear departure from that home base, a tense development, a definite climax, and a revealing finish or return to a new home base, where everything is different, but calm, playful and hopeful. For me, I was deeply impressed with the honesty with which these characters cared about each other, hurt each other, expressed their pain, and yearned for better times. In the end, I highly recommend this movie for superb acting, excellent script and raw emotion.

Joshua Shimizu
Joshua Shimizu

an excellent drama about the power struggle we know as romantic relationships in the brave new millenium

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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Once again the description of this film seems to be completely out of touch with reality. A young couple, on holiday in Sardinia, explores their feelings for each other and mainly tries to avoid interaction with the other couple. The two men share their profession; they are architects. Chris (Lars Eidinger) is less successful than the older Hans (Hans-Jochen Wagner), so there is some professional jealousy that comes into play. The scenery is idyllic, the acting adequate, and the story is slow moving. But still, for all that it kept this viewer engaged. It was interesting to see the two younger people test their relationship and to watch it mature, ever so slightly.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

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