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Scene from "Everyone Else" (photo © Komplizen Film 2008)

On the surface, Chris and Gitti are lost in perfect amorous bliss during their getaway in their Sardinian vacation home. But amidst their playful romps, secret rituals and silly habits belies an underlying tension. Full of verve, the idiosyncratic Gitti is fearless in expressing her love and devotion for Chris, while Chris is more reserved in his outlook on life and sports, varying personal and professional degrees of insecurity.

When they casually run into another, obviously happier and more successful, couple that on top of it all appears to be modern gender role proof, their relationship destabilizes. In a silly attempt at lifestyle bootlegging, Chris begins to show his wilful girlfriend who is boss, with the result that Gitti's faith in her partner takes a hard knock. She attempts to conform to his new ideal, but what begins as a playful experiment soon turns into a quiet struggle with her own personality. While Chris flourishes in his role as the stronger one of the two, Gitti begins to loosen up in a completely new way. With their newly developed personas, Chris and Gitti get a second chance to discover themselves – and each other – and to be as happy as everyone else ...
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Maren Ade
Screenplay Maren Ade
Cinematography Bernhard Keller
Heike Parplies
Silke Fischer
Cast Nicole Marischka, Lars Eidinger, Birgit Minichmayr, Hans Jochen Wagner
Producers Maren Ade, Dirk Engelhardt, Janine Jackowski
Production Company Komplizen Film, in co-production with SWR, WDR, in cooperation with ARTE
Runtime 119 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlin 2009 (In Competition), BAFICI Buenos Aires 2009 (In Competition), CPH:PIX 2009, Karlovy Vary 2009, Melbourne 2009, Cambridge 2009, New York 2009, Vancouver 2009, Warsaw 2009, AFI FEST Los Angeles 2009 (New Lights Competition), Sao Paulo 2009, Ourense 2009, Thessaloniki 2009, Tallinn Black Nights 2009, Göteborg 2010, Sofia 2010, San Francisco 2010, Havana 2010, Festival do Rio 2013, Melbourne 2016, Listapad Minsk 2016, Les Arcs 2017, Premiers Plan Angers 2019, Sao Paulo 2019
Awards Silver Bears (Jury Award & Best Actress: Birgit Minichmayr) Berlin 2009, Best Actress Ourense 2009
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, BKM, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
German Distributor Prokino Filmverleih/Munich

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