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1,331 Ratings

Everyone Else

Alle Anderen

Directed by Maren Ade
Germany, 2009
Drama, Comedy
  • German
  • English


While on a Mediterranean vacation, a happy and relaxed couple (Birgit Minichmayr and Lars Eidinger) find their connection to one another tested as they bond with another pair.

Our take

The winner of the Grand Prix and Best Actress prizes at Berlin, Everyone Else confirms German director Maren Ade as a great new talent. Ade’s film is deeply immersed in its characters, exploring the nuances of relationships and situations with incredible, rich insight.

Everyone Else Directed by Maren Ade

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2009 | 5 wins including: Femina-Film-Prize

Village Voice Film Poll

2010 | 2nd place: Best Screenplay

2010 | Nominee: Best Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2010 | 2nd place: Best Screenplay

2010 | Nominee: Best Film

She had more power in the beginning of the relationship and they were reaching exactly the point when the power was beginning to shift to his side. There was not much further she could go with her career and his was just beginning. She’s paranoid that he’ll leave her. He’s still dependent on her for confidence, and yet she’s also a reminder of his insecurity. This pivot point is interesting because it’s a see-saw of exactly equal weight in power, ever shifting within each scene.
January 09, 2011
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Aided by actors who are fearless in exploring their own bodies and minds, she transforms what should be a familiar story into an emotional tour de force, and at the same time creates what might be considered to be a definitive generational portrait.
October 26, 2010
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It’s as nuanced, as gripping, and as utterly believable a relationship drama as I had heard that it was, brought to life by two actors who have clearly parsed the complex, ambivalent psychologies of their characters to the finest possible edge—and yet, somehow show up on screen looking casual, spontaneous, and physically at ease with each other in a way that movies almost never show you.
August 01, 2010
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