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Hamlet - This is your Family

HAMLET - THIS IS YOUR FAMILY (Hamlet - This is your family) Peter Kern, A 2002, 80 min

Schlingensief's Hamlet in Zurich

In his documentary with fictitious elements, Peter Kern shows how Christoph Schlingensief bans political parties in nazi-free Switzerland, stages Hamlet at Zurich playhouse and socially reintegrates Neo-nazis at the same time. Time is off the rails, there's something wrong in the state. Schlingensief's Hamlet reaches out to politics and to life and triggers joy, laughter doubt and horror.

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Press Coverage

A provocative and ironic-pamfletteering documentary about the making of Christoph Schlingensief’s Nazi-'Hamlet’ (2001). Both a media event and a form of political action Schlingensief let ex-neo-Nazis play themselves. His provocation in so-called Nazi-free Switzerland was not appreciated and when he added fuel to the flames by calling for the local political party SVP to be banned, his media offensive made front-page news far beyond Switzerland. (Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam)