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EVERYONE ELSE (2009)

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• “**** (4/4 stars) Not only is Everyone Else an instant contender for the pantheon of breakup movies, its manifold splendors evoke entire periods of great cinema.” Slant • “***** (5/5 stars) The film goes so far beyond conventional definitions of intimate behaviour and emotional decorum that its vision is as traumatizing as it is funny.” Eye Weekly


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Catalogue No. ACC0167
SRP A$19.95
APN 9333723001674
DVD Release Date 1 Jul 2010
Director Maren Ade
Producer --
Cast Birgit Minichmayr, Lars Eidinger
Genre Drama
Rating MA15+ (Strong sex scenes)
Run Time 121 mins
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language German (Optional English Subtitles)
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Quotes • “**** (4/4 stars) Not only is Everyone Else an instant contender for the pantheon of breakup movies, its manifold splendors evoke entire periods of great cinema.” Slant • “***** (5/5 stars) The film goes so far beyond conventional definitions of intimate behaviour and emotional decorum that its vision is as traumatizing as it is funny.” Eye Weekly
Awards • WINNER – Grand Jury Prize and Best Actress – 2009 Berlin International Film Festival • WINNER – Best Film, Best Actress, Best Director – 2010 German Film Awards

Synopsis
On the surface, Chris and Gitti are lost in perfect amorous bliss during their getaway in their Sardinia 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 life style 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 of swinging with other couples, 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...
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