Monday, November 8, 2010

Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) - Maren Ade (2009 Germany)

While on a Mediterranean vacation, a seemingly happy husband and wife find their connection to one another tested as they bond with another couple.

Here we have an interesting little window into the very private struggles of a budding architect, his music-industry wife and the lengths to which he is willing to push her aside to further his career. I found the characters believable and often painful at times to watch; their behaviour towards one another at times appalling. Set against the stunning backdrop of Sardinia, every frame breaths carefree summer and wild birds dominate the soundscape.


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