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100 Years of Adolf Hitler

GER 1989, 55 min

One light, one day, one leader. Five men, four women, dragged out of the darkness by a hand-held spotlight. We see the last hour in the Führerbunker as it really was.

Synopsis

The big names of the Nazi regime on the brink of its downfall fighting a very private war of their own. Gorging, screwing, machinating: the dark hallways of the Führerbunker are the perfect location for all kinds of excesses.
Shot in complete darkness during 16 straight hours in an original World War II bunker, the only light source is Christoph Schlingensief’s flashlight guiding Voxi Bärenklau’s camera through the controlled chaos. Neither cast nor crew were allowed to go outside until the film was finished. Laying the groundwork for Schlingensief’s later works on- and off-stage as well as his TV Shows (U3000, TALK 2000), 100 YEARS OF ADOLF HITLER is a key film in Schlingensief’s artistic oeuvre, enabling the viewer to witness the unfolding of an aura, it is perhaps the closest Schlingensief ever came to Direct Cinema.

100 YEARS OF ADOLF HITLER is the first part of Schlingensief’s DEUTSCHLAND TRILOGIE which also includes THE GERMAN CHAINSAW MASSACRE and TERROR 2000.

Streaming-Info

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Language: German, Subtitles: English, Danish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Awards and Festivals

- Berlinale Forum 1989
- Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 1989

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Credits

Director and Screenplay
Christoph Schlingensief
With
Margit Carstensen, Volker Spengler, Alfred Edel, Udo Kier, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Andreas Kunze, Brigitte Kausch-Kuhlbrodt, Marie-Lou Sellem, Asia Verdi
Director of Photography
Voxi Bärenklau
Camera Assistant
Christian Deubel
Editor
Christoph Schlingensief (Thekla von Mülheim)
Assistant Editor
Volker Bertzky
Music and Sound Mixing
Tom Dokoupil
Production Design, Title, Poster
Uli Hanisch
Props
Ariane Traub
Sound
Günter Knon
Transfer
Andreas Wölki
Assistant Director
Uli Hanisch, Ariane Traub
Production Coordinator
Christian Hufschmidt
Production Manager
Christian Fürst, Ruth Bamberg
Produced by
DEM Film
In Collaboration with
Madeleine Remy Filmproduktion
Funded by
means of cultural film funding from the state of NRW
World Premiere (GER)
18.02.1989

DVD-Details

Extras
Interview with Christoph Schlingensief – All extras without subtitles
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Country Code
Code-free
System
PAL / B/W
Length
55 min + 5 min Extras
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
Loud Mono
Set-Content
Softbox (Set Content: 1)
Release date
18.10.2004
Rating
From 16 years

Distribution Details

Screening Format
DCP (2K, 24 fps, 5.1)
Blu-ray Disc
16mm (Mono, contact Deutsche Kinemathek)
Aspect Ratio
Normal-16mm, 1:1,38
Language
German
Subtitles
English, French (DCP, BD)
Promotion Material
A1 poster (rent only)
License Area
Worldwide
Rating
From 16 years