DER BUNKER

Der-Bunker-poster-2-smThursday, April 21, 9:30 PM
PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE
DER BUNKER
(2015, 85 min, Dir. Nikias Chryssos)
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With his surrealistic and dark, yet strangely heart-warming approach towards an unusual family’s world, Der Bunker writer/director Nikias Chryssos may well be the nephew of John Waters and the illegitimate son of David Lynch and Luis Buñuel.  A student rents a windowless room in a bunker home nestled deep within a forest.  Here, instead of finding tranquility for his studies, the young man (Pit Bukowski, Der Samurai) becomes increasingly involved in the dramas of his landlord’s family.  They include the stern joke-loving father, his extraterrestrial-infected wife (you’ll see), and their precocious 8-year-old son Klaus (played by a much older actor) who, despite being German and “learning-challenged”, is being home groomed to become the President of the United States.  Initially friendly and welcoming, the situation becomes increasingly bizarre.  A funny, visually arresting, and somewhat unsettling modern fairy tale.  Winner of the Next Wave “Best Film” Award at Fantastic Fest 2015.

Screens with:
“Herman the German”
(15 min, Dir. Michael Binz)
Herman is one of the most experienced bomb defusers in Germany.  After a medical examination, Herman learns that he suffers from the rare Kahnawake Syndrome and is forced to run through a gauntlet of phobias to become normal again.

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