Indie Gems: Everyone Else
Chris (Lars Eidinger) and Gitti (Birgit Minichmayr) are two Germans visiting Sardinia at Chris' parents vacation home. They're a bit of an oddly matched couple and when they encounter other seemingly happy couples on this trip, they're forced to contemplate whether or not they really are a good match for each other.
This is a very quiet film. Most of the scenes are just with Chris and Gitti trying to find balance between them. Gitti is a free spirit, she's quirky and very humorous. Chris is straight laced and very dedicated to his work as an architect. You kind of wonder how they got together in the first place. I liked how the movie made us see both characters in a positive and negative light before we inevitably started picking sides. Gitti comes on too strong at first, but I ended the film feeling incredibly bad for her as Chris was very condescending. And while he seemed very sweet at the beginning, that eventually changed as it seems he might have developed an allergy to laughter.
The film has some amazing shots and uses music in a very interesting way. Without spoiling anything, it makes sense when you watch it. I enjoy these type of films where they take the time to really examine characters like this. It makes you wonder where they ended up even after the credits roll.
Memorable Quote: "Say it....I hate you." - Gitti (Birgit Minichmayr)