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Foreigners out! Schlingensief’s Container

A 2002, 90 min

Austria 2000: Right after the FPÖ under Jörg Haider had become part of the government, the first time an extreme right wing party became state officials after WW2, infamous German shock director Christoph Schlingensief showed a very unique form of protest. Realising public xenophobia and the new hate politics in the most drastic ways possible, he installed a public concentration camp right in the middle of Vienna’s touristic heart.
FOREIGNERS OUT! SCHLINGENSIEFS CONTAINER is a thrilling, insightful, funny chronicle and reflection of one of he biggest public pranks and acts of art terrorism ever committed.

Synopsis

FOREIGNERS OUT! SCHLINGENSIEFS CONTAINER is a thrilling, insightful, funny chronicle and reflection of one of he biggest public pranks and acts of art terrorism ever committed. Austria 2000: Right after the FPÖ under Jörg Haider had become part of the government, the first time an extreme right wing party became state officials after WW2, infamous German shock director Christoph Schlingensief showed a very unique form of protest. Realising public xenophobia and the new hate politics in the most drastic ways possible, he installed a public concentration camp right in the middle of Vienna´s touristic heart, right beside the pittoresque opera where hundreds of tourists and locals pass by daily.
And it was no concentration camp you had ever feared to return from the old times, but one that cynically reflected our new multimedia culture. Satirising reality TV shows, “Big Brother” especially, a dozen asylum seekers were surveilled by a multitude of cameras, could be fed and watched by passer-by´s and two were thrown out of country through web-voting per day. The way fascism looks in the 21st century: Bright. Sensational. Interactive. Funny…and frightening. Austria freaked out. Thousands of screaming people gathered. Attacks with knifes, beatings, acid occurred. Political intrigues. Headlines all over Europe. 800.000 worldwide joined via internet. An incredibly heated week, capturing the European right-wing drift in real time. Democracy the hard way.

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Language: German, Subtitles: German, English, French

Credits

Director and Screenplay
Paul Poet
With
Luc Bondy, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Einstürzende Neubauten, Sven Gächter, Familie Garzaner, Katharina Gruber, Gregor Gysi, Carl Hegemann, Elfriede Jelinek, Gabriele Kaiba, Claudia Kaloff, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Rainer Laux, Matthias Lilienthal, Paulus Manker, Charles Ofuedo, Helene Partik-Pablé, Peter Pilz, Christoph Schlingensief, Burghart Schmidt, Richard Schmitz, Peter Sellars, Peter Sloterdijk, Armin Thurnher, Sandra Umathum, Heidemarie Unterreiner, André Wagner, Nina Wetzel
Director of Photography
Robert Winkler, Mario Sternisa
Editor
Oliver Neumann
Music
Alec Empire, Komet, Aphex Twin, Unit, Hermann Leopoldi & Betja Milskaja, Heinz Ehrenfreund u.a.
Sound
Robert Mathy
Sound Mixing
Christian Kardeis
Produced by
Bonus Film

DVD-Details

Extras
Interview with Christoph Schlingensief, Interview with Paul Poet (Okto TV), Original Action Movies on WebfreeTV, Welcome message, An unusual promotion action, Original trailer – All extras without subtitles
Language
German
Subtitles
English, French, German
Country Code
Code-free
System
PAL / Farbe
Length
90 min + 97 min Extras
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Tonformat
DD 2.0
Inhalt
Softbox (Set Inhalt: 1)
Veröffentlichung
12.06.2015
FSK
Ab 16 Jahren

Distribution Details

Screening Format
Blu-ray Disc (2.0)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Language
German
Subtitles
English, French, German
Promotion Material
Trailer, A1 poster
License Area
Worldwide
Rating
From 16 years