Everyone Else and everyone else
by Bénédicte Prot
18/06/2009 - Today, Prokino is launching Maren Ade’s second feature Everyone Else [trailer, film focus], which won the Grand Prize (ex aequo) and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the latest Berlin Film Festival. Produced by Munich-based Komplizen Film, the film explores the delicate balance in the relationship of a couple on holiday.
Meanwhile, Central is releasing Martin Weisz’s rather intriguing film Grimm Love [trailer], based on the story of the "Rohtenburg cannibal", who found a willing victim through an Internet ad. The title was produced in Cologne by Atlantic Streamline.
The line-up also includes three German co-productions. First up is Austrian director Michael Glawogger’s psychedelic road movie Contact High [trailer], which traces the eventful journey of five characters travelling between Vienna and Poland.
Co-produced by Vienna’s Lotus-Film and Berlin’s Boje Buck Produktion, the film stars actor-director-producer Detlev Buck, Georg Friedrich (Import/Export [trailer]) and Michael Ostrowski. Distribution is being handled by Delphi.
Movienet is launching René Bo Hansen’s German/Swedish adventure film The Eagle Hunter’s Son [trailer], set in Mongolia; while Kairos is releasing King Ampaw’s German/Ghanaian comedy The Last Respect, in which a young gravedigger has difficulty finding a girlfriend on account of his job.
Finally, Europe is also represented on the line-up by Hormoz Borbor’s French film I Dreamt Under the Water. Distributed by Pro-Fun, this debut work centres on a young man who is looking for love, caught between drugs, prostitution, homo- and heterosexuality.
(Translated from French)