UNITED TRASH Christoph Schlingensief, D 1995/96, 77 min
Brenner's virgin wife Martha (Kitten Natividad) bears her first child: a little boy with black skin: Peter Panne (Thomas Chibwe). Many remain clueless, but bishop Pierre (Joachim Tomaschewsky), an excommunicated bishop from Vienna, smells the opportunity: with no teeth and full of hatred towards the roman/catholic church, he appoints Peter the new Messiah and himself his manager. Martha, who has let Pierre exorcise her in public and at the same time heal from her "kinky" sexuality, is thrilled. Only Werner is taken aback: who needs a Messiah if the United Nations are already there?
Meanwhile, the local dictator (Jones Muguse) has totally different plans with Peter Panne: he needs the little one as human jet propulsion for his intercontinental rocket, a gift from German UN troops: a discarded V2 Rocket from Adolf Hitler and Werner von Braun. On Christmas Eve, the rocket is planned to be launched at his nemesis inside the White House in Washington.
Things are getting worse: scrap and garbage, love, hate, chaos, bits and pieces from 100 years of internet, relicts of politically correct people, influences from the daily news and German private TV, packed with drums, screams and a good quench of Leni Riefenstahl, unite to a structural musical with leftwing-fascisct programme.
The humanist world shows its true face, and Peter Panne becomes a star!
Between John Waters, Herschell Gordon Lewis, the ZAZ films - eerily foreshadowing the events during Germany's implication in the Kosovo war 4 years later, enacted on African grounds - UNITED TRASH is perhaps the only politically explosive gross-out film!
Starring Russ Meyer icon Kitten Natividad, Udo Kier, Joachim Tomaschewsky ("The Kinski of Eastern Germany") and Johnny Pfeiffer (Germany's Oldest Bodybuilder)!
German bad-tastemeister Christoph Schlingensief's latest is a grotequely erotic, blasphemous, ultraviolent, incestuous, scatological, certifiable splatter comedy about a Messiah in Africa with a very messy cranial orifice. Mind-bending drugs would seem to be required to make sense of this repugnant jumble, and probably only the most adventurous of fest programmers will find an opening for THE SLIT [international title of UNITED TRASH]. (Variety, June 1995, David Rooney)