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Alle Anderen (2009)

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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Chris
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Gitti
Hans-Jochen Wagner ...
Hans
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Sana
Mira Partecke ...
Urlauberin
Atef Vogel ...
Urlauber
Paula Hartmann ...
Rebecca
Carina N. Wiese ...
Schwester von Chris (as Carina Wiese)
Laura Zedda ...
Baby
Claudio Melis ...
Mann im Auto
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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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Everyone Else  »

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$10,810 (USA) (11 April 2010)

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$101,343 (USA) (12 December 2010)
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Gitti: The giraffe only trusted Hans.
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Komm in meinen Wigwam
Written by Rockelein, Jung, Schatz
Performed by Hans-Jochen Wagner
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Are Germans really this boring?
20 May 2010 | by (Germany) – See 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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