karger / karger feature film, 2005/2006, 88 min. (hdtv - transferred to 35mm)
written and directed by elke hauck
cinematographer patrick orth
produced by ö-film production, Berlin
premiered in "competition" at the max ophuls film festival, 2007
the saarland minister-president, 2007
the challenge was to create four different apartments.
the film production company did rent those apartments in a completely disinhabited state.
mood photos from set (karger's flat)
Karger, our protagonist, is living in a two rooms apartment. he is a single, around 40 years of age. The separation from his wife Sabine was happening recently. His furniture is rather provisional. Probably gathered together from somewhere. In his flat we find a children bed, in case his little daughter, aged four years, wants to stays overnight. But it was never used. The child's bed is the only piece of furniture that he really bought new.
sabine's flat (karger's ex-girlfriend)
her flat is the former family flat, which she inhabited along with karger and the daughter.
the apartment exudes a saddled rest. it is restrained and tidy and has all the ingredients for family life.
ulrike's flat (karger's new girlfriend)
ulrike lives with her two sons from a previous relationship in an old building apartment. the flat exudes a certain strength and willingness to go out of new paths and is more
unconventional than sabines apartment.
this apartment is absolutely classic. the wedding picture is may be the only clue that shows us who is living here.