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Nothing much happens at the Frankfurt Junction, a working-class bar somewhere in Frankfurt, and the eve of the year 2000 is no exception. Sundry characters drop in to air their disenchantment with the world; their existential rants (which betray the script's origin as a radio play) are fitfully interesting but ultimately boring—which may be the point of this exercise in ennui. Romuald Karmakar directed this German film for the French TV series about the millennium, 2000 Seen By; he?s good at delineating his characters? tics, efficiently pacing their monologues and dialogues while disclosing fine shades of surliness, but his actors deliver their lines as if they'd rehearsed with a metronome.

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