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One of the last old tenants in an East Berliner neighborhood at the height of gentrification is – do whatever it takes to hold back the yuppie intruders. But as we all know, its a doomed cause.
When her wealthy sister Mag arrives from New York with an unprecedented request, failed actress Julianne realizes just how important it may be to overcome their profound and lifelong differences. An insightful and amusing story about how troublesome and unusual sibling relationships can be.
In this short but dense collage of fleeting glimpses of passing romantic interests, the vertiginous experience of dating in the modern world is ruthlessly picked apart. As one follows the narrator from man to man to man, the exhaustion and futility of finding a good partner is sharply expressed in unsettling terse language–reflecting just how hollow and emotionally confusing the process can be.
As the wealthy Sheridan family prepares for a garden party, they learn that their working-class neighbor Mr. Scott has died. When Laurie, the youngest Sheridan daughter, takes a basket of leftovers to the Scott family, she realizes just how sheltered her life has been. A powerful tale of epiphany.