EVERYONE ELSE tackles a relationship, and Ms Ade's film is up there with the best of the relation-
ship movies -- from Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage to Jeff Lipsky's Flannel Pajamas. I'd say that the most important thing a filmmaker can bring to this kind of film is "choice." Choice of actors, of course, but equally important choice of incident. Creating a procession of scenes that will unveil, we hope with little undue exposition, who these people are and how they impact each other. In the best of this kind of film -- which Everyone Else certainly is -- charac-
ter opens up so well that we find ourselves privy not only to the people on view but to their lives before the film started, even who their parents might be and how all this affects their relationship.
Lars Eidinger, above), who, among other characteristics, is a weak man, and Gitti (Birgit Minichmayr, below, left), who is both feisty and a "clinger."
Cinema Guild presentation, opens Friday, April 9, in New York City at the IFC Center. You can find the film's upcoming playdates in a few other cities here. Let's hope this excellent film, sure to appear on a bunch of "best lists" this winter, will be available to the public in more locations eventually. Unrated; running time 120 minutes; in German with English subtitles.