The director Maren Ade once bothered me severely. Her debut film ” The Forest for the Trees “, with a theatrical performance by Eva Löbau, which makes it really not easy to watch her, is about a young teacher who wants to be loved for everything in the world. Really terrible, as she steps from one fool to the next. Must see!
Now Maren Ade shows her new film at the Berlinale, in competition. That made us curious and I got tickets for the performance for Felix and myself today at 18:00 clock in the Friedrichstadpalast. It was our first competition film! ” Everyone else, ” tells the story of Gitti and Chris. Chris, played by Lars Eidinger and Gitti, played by Birgit Minichmayr, cannot be more different. She is spontaneous and enterprising, he is timid and idealistic.
She works in the press department of a music company, he works as an architect. On a holiday in Sardinia, they meet by chance Chris fellow students Hans, played by Hans-Jochen Wagner and his girlfriend Sana, played by Nicole Marischka in a supermarket. Hans and Sana play the perfect couple, but behind the facade knows Sana, a successful but extremely superficial fashion designer, just to the fact that she must look up to her Hans in order to stay in the race. Chris begins to orientate himself on the two and injured so Gitti, who can do so well with such an attached behavior to even nothing. But then Gitti does not change to lose Chris.
We can see Chris and Gitti here for 2 hours failing their relationship, it has funny moments but it also shows very deep injuries. Personally, the film is in some places too long. But due to the good acting performance of the four actors, it is still a very good movie. I especially liked the change of Gitti. Recommended! From 18.06.09 in the cinema.