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Tunguska – The Crates Are Here

GER 1984, 71 min

Schlingensief’s way of getting even with German avant-garde film.

Synopsis

Three avant-guarde researchers on the road to North Pole. Their plan: expose Eskimos to their films. Torture can come in many forms... Schlingensief’s feature film debut marks the first of many collaborations with New German Cinema legend Alfred Edel!

TUNGUSKA is part of the “Trilogie zur Filmkritik – Film als Neurose”, which also includes the two short films PHANTASUS MUSS ANDERS WERDEN and WHAT HAPPENED TO MAGDALENA JUNG.

 

Streaming-Info

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Language: German, Subtitles: English

Press reviews

A turbulent, eccentric take on narrative cinema, on film history, on the Theory of Seeing and the science that obstructs access to pleasure through art. (Peter W. Jansen)

The ultimate reckoning with 60s’s avant-garde cinema! (epd Film)

Awards and Festivals

- Internationale Hofer Filmtage 1984

Credits

Director and Screenplay
Christoph Schlingensief     
With
Irene Fischer, Matthias Colli, Alfred Edel, Anna Fechter, Vladimir Konetzny, Norbert Schliewe, Volker Bertzky, Christoph Krieg (Christoph Schlingensief)
Director of Photography    
Dominikus Probst
Assistant Camera
Thomas Göttemann
Sound
Andreas Wölki
Editor
Barbara Lamsfuß
Set Decorator
Bertram Strauß
Lightning Design
Reinold Specks
Costume Design
Julia Strauß
Special Effects   
Norbert Schliewe, Christoph Schlingensief
Drum    
Baba Yoro Diop, Christoph Gerozissis, Mathias Colli
Organ    
Christoph Schlingensief
Youth Orchestra Dirtector    
Wolfgang Dehnert
Team Support   
Gerhard Fechter
Film Laboratory    
Hadeko / Neuss
Sound Mixer    
Hadeko / Herr Bontsch
Script    
Eckhard Kuchenbecker
Production Coordinator    
Ralf Malwitz
Production Manager    
Edgar Cox
Produced by    
DEM FILM, Christoph Schlingensief

DVD-Details

Extras
Short film 1: "Phantasus Go Home", (1983, 9 min) / Short film 2: "What happened to Maddalena Jung" (1983, 12 min) / Video Interview with Christoph Schlingensief / Press reviews – All extras without subtitles
Language
German
Subtitles
No subtitles
Country Code
Code-free
System
PAL / Color
Length
71 min + 28 min Extras
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
DD 2.0
Set-Content
Softbox (Set Content: 1)
Release date
16.06.2006
Rating
From 12 years

Distribution Details

Screening Format
DCP (on request)
Blu-ray Disc
16mm (Mono, contact Deutsche Kinemathek) 
Aspect Ratio
16mm, 1:1,38
Language
German
Subtitles
English (DCP, BD)
Promotion Material
A1 poster (rent only)
License Area
Worldwide
Rating
From 12 years