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A film by Maren Ade

2009 / Germany / 124 min
German 5.1 / English Subtitles / NR


    A young couple's relationship is pushed to the brink while vacationing in the Mediterranean in this smart, sexy drama from acclaimed new filmmaker Maren Ade. On the surface, Chris and Gitti appear blissfully in love while enjoying the sun and sand of Sardinia. But the more time they spend together, the more their silly games and playful teasing begin to unmask hidden fears and desires. When they accidentally run into another, seemingly happier and more successful couple, the tensions between them erupt.

    Special Features

    · A Summer without Gitti (short film, recut from the film material by Maren Ade)
    · Deleted Scenes
    · Outtakes
    · Interviews with the cast and crew
    ·"Everyone Else," an essay by Mark Peranson, Editor of Cinema Scope magazine

    Film Reviews

    ON OVER THREE DOZEN 2010 TOP TEN LISTS, including:
    The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Indiewire, Film Comment, Variety, MSN and more!

    Critics' pick! "A sun-kissed German film about a young couple in love and in doubt, might not be perfect, but so much is right and true in this lovely, delicate work that it comes breathtakingly close."
    —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times [included in top 30 of 2010 list]

    "A sublime, subtle, and masterfully handled portrait of the dynamics of a young couple."
    —New York Magazine

    "Provocatively titled, superbly performed, emotionally graphic."
    —J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

    "[Does] for the 21st-century couple what Polanski's Knife in the Water or Antonioni's L'Avventura were doing in the '60s."
    —Philippe Garnier, LA Weekly

    "Immediately striking... richly and provocatively detailed, featuring two staggeringly committed and concentrated lead performances. For many, watching the film is to watch the emergence of a very particular and potentially galvanic cinematic talent."
    —Glenn Kenny, LA Times