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Movie review: 'Rammbock'

A below-average Joe drops by his ex-girlfriend's apartment just as a zombie virus breaks out in the German capital in "Rammbock," an effective slice of genre moviemaking on a budget.

Frosh helmer Marvin Kren and scribe Benjamin Hessler have clearly absorbed the conventions of the genre, from George Romero to "28 Weeks Later," but this compact Teuton take on two innocent strangers facing an undead apocalypse is singular enough to please more than just die-hard zombie fans. Ancillary pickups should turn its makers into names to watch.

Clueless Austrian Michael (Michael Fuith) still pines for his ex, Gabi (Anka Graczyk), and has come to Berlin to win her back,...