Shot in Riesa, Saxony, with layperson actors in the leading roles, Karger tells of the everyday life of a steelworker in between restructuring, divorce and the start of a new love relationship in the form of a ballad. The name of the protagonist, “Karger” (we never find out his first name), is a cipher for one who rejects the conventional psychology of the social drama, who is only perception throughout long stretches of the film. Pub, factory, courtroom, night streets: a life that has not yet arrived in the post-industrial society, indecision as an attitude between resistance and conformity.

Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2008
Elke Hauck
Germany 2007
86 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Elke Hauck
Cinematography Patrick Orth
Editing Barbara Gebler
With Jens Klemig, Marion Kuhnt, Anja Dietrich, Nele Boberach, Lutz Beck, Angelika Werchau
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