A Film by Maren Ade. "Everyone Else" won two Silver Bears at The 59th Berlinale: Jury Grand Prix & Best Actress - Birgit Minichmayr

Year  2009

Length: 124 min

Format:   1:1.85

Country of production  GER

Intro | Synopsis

"Everyone Else" tells the story of an uneven couple (Chris and Gitti), who are struggling through a holiday in secluded togetherness. We get to know two people as they can only be when they're alone: their secret rituals, silly habits, unfulfilled desires and power struggles. The encounter with another couple leads their relationship to falter. The others are not only more successful; they are also adept at maintaining a conventional male-female relationship behind a modern façade. Chris starts to model himself upon them, attempting to enforce boundaries on his idiosyncratic girlfriend. This shakes Gitti's faith in him. Her attempt to conform to his new ideal goes from being a daring flirtation with a new role to become a silent war against herself. Whilst Chris blossoms in the role of the strong one, and opens towards Gitti in a new way, Gitti is in danger of losing herself.
The leads are played by Birgit Minichmayr and Lars Eidinger. Shooting took place in Sardinia in Summer 2007.


Komplizen Film in co-produktion with SWR, WDR and Arte, funded by BKM, FFA, FFF Bayern, Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and DFFF.



Birgit Minichmayr


Lars Eidinger


Nicole Marischka


Hans-Jochen Wagner


Written and directed by

Maren Ade

Director of Photography

Bernhard Keller


Heike Parplies

Production Design

Silke Fischer

Costume Design

Gitti Fuchs


Nina Haun

Original Sound

Jörg Kidrowski

Sound Design

Daniel Iribarren

Line Producing      

Jonas Dornbach

Commissioning Editors 

Uli Herrmann (SWR)

Andrea Hanke (WDR)

Georg Steinert (ARTE)


Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Dirk Engelhardt (Komplizen Film)


Berlinale, 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin

Silver Bear – Best Actress Birgit Minichmayr

Femina Film Award

Best Costume Design - Silke Fischer

German Film Award 2010

Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress

Buenos Aires Festival of Independet Cinema (BAFICI)

FIPRESCI Critics Award, Best Director

Internationale Women's Film Festival Dortmund

Main Prize

Love Is Folly International Film Festival

Best Actor - Lars Eidinger

Ourense Film Festival

Best Actress - Birgit Minichmayr

film+ award

Best Editing in a Feature Film - Heike Parplies


Berlinale International Film Festival 2009


Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival 2009

Montevideo Film Festival 2009

Seoul Women Film Festival 2009

Copenhagen International Film Festival CPH:PIX 2009

Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz 2009

Bozner Filmtage 2009

Internationales Frauen Film Festival Dortmund 2009

Cannes International Film Festival 2009

Seattle International Film Festival 2009

Transylvania International Film Festival 2009

Sydney International Film Festival 2009

Taipeh Film Festival 2009

Cinema Jove 2009

Cinédecouvertes 2009

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009

Jerusalem International Film Festival 2009

Melbourne International Film Festival 2009

Motovun Film Festival Zagreb 2009

Brisbane International Film Festival 2009

Espoo Cine 2009

Varna Film Festival Love is Folly 2009

Goethe-Institut Hanoi 2009

Cambridge Film Festival 2009

Bangkok International Film Festival 2009

Calgary International Film Festival 2009

New York International Film Festival 2009

Vancouver International Film Festival 2009

Warsaw International Film Festival 2009

Ourense International Film Festival 2009

Megabox European Film Festival 2009

Goethe-Institut Hongkong 2009

Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2009

American Film Institute Festival Los Angeles 2009

Damascus International Film Festival 2009

Goethe-Institut Singapur 2009

American Film Institute Festival Washington 2009

Festival International du Film d'Arras 2009

Deutsches Kinofestival in Nantes (Univerciné Allemand) 2009

Ljubljana Film Festival 2009

Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2009

MUCES European Film Festival Segovia 2009

Goethe-Institut Hanoi 2010

Deutsches Film Festival

Tromsø International Film Festival 2010

Göteborg International Film Festival 2010

Independent Film Festival Istanbul 2010

Portland International Film Festival 2010

Sofia International Film Festival 2010

Cinematheque Ontario 2010

World Cinema Showcase 2010

Goethe-Institut Montréal 2010

Rome Independent Film Festival 2010

Sarasota Film Festival 2010

Wisconsin Film Festival 2010

Mosaico Film Festival 2010

Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam 2010

Paris Cinema 2010

Seize the Night Amsterdam 2010

Chennai International Film Festival 2010

Pune International Film Festival 2010