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Writer-director Elke Hauck's understated, minimalist slice-of-life drama Karger unfurls in a working-class town in the former East Germany. It reflects the broadly-scaled disillusionment experienced by a younger generation of that region, who roundly expected, with the fall of Communist rule, to move into comfortable middle-class existences with cushy jobs and loving families, once the DDR ceased to exist - but ran instead into heartbreak and disappointment. Hauck filters those sentiments through the...more