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Tunguska - Die Kisten sind da

Tunguska – The Crates Are Here
Christoph Schlingensief
Federal Republic of Germany 1984
75min
OV w/ EN subtitles
V'20

Three avant-garde researchers are on their way to North Pole. Their plan is to expose the “Eskimos” to their films. Torture can take many forms... Schlingensief’s feature debut marks the first of his many collaborations with New German Cinema legend Alfred Edel.  Carl Hegemann, dramaturg and longtime collaborator of Schlingensief described the legendary (disastrous) premiere of TUNGUSKA at the Hof International Festival as follows: “The film projected onto the screen suddenly really did catch fire. This opportune collision of art and non-art, of aesthetic shock and a genuinely shocking experience was a key moment” for the young artist – for whom, as Klaus Biesenbach put it, “what counted was the transgression of boundaries, a permanent state of emergency, and permanently excessive demands”.  As Christoph Schlingensief put it: “To my mind, film is almost a living creature. Whereupon the projector decided of its own volition to burn and chop up the film, which it then destroyed. I was unable to intervene. Hof was in mortal danger. The Hof International Film Festival was in mortal danger. And my film had had it.”

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Credits
  • Irene Fischer
  • Matthias Colli
  • Anna Fechter
  • Alfred Edel
  • Vladimir Konetzny
  • Norbert Schliewe
  • Volker Bertzky
  • Christopher Krieg - (= Christoph Schlingensief)
  • Christoph Schlingensief
  • Andreas Wölki
  • Dominikus Probst
  • Barbara Lamsfuß
DEM Film
Filmgalerie 451
16 mm
Farbe
Fri 23 Oct
18:45
Metro, Historischer Saal
OV w/ EN subtitles
Fri 30 Oct
13:30
Filmmuseum
OV w/ EN subtitles
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