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SCHLINGENSIEF - A VOICE THAT SHOOK THE SILENCE (SCHLINGENSIEF - IN DAS SCHWEIGEN HINEINSCHREIEN)

SCHLINGENSIEF - A VOICE THAT SHOOK THE SILENCE
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Director Christoph Schlingensief’s "Heimat" films, performance art, installations and provocative theatrical, television, operatic and artistic productions shaped the cultural and political discourse in Germany for two decades before his death in 2010 at just 49 years of age. SCHLINGENSIEF – A VOICE THAT SHOOK THE SILENCE is the first film that attempts to exhaustively document the vast spectrum of this exceptional artist’s oeuvre.

SCHLINGENSIEF – A VOICE THAT SHOOK THE SILENCE explores his untiring, and ultimately inexhaustible, love-hate relationship to Germany, to its high culture, and to its petite-bourgeoisie sentiments – which he attributed to himself more than anyone else – via scenes of East Germans being made into sausage (THE GERMAN CHAINSAW MASSACRE), shouts of "Kill Helmut Kohl!" (documenta X) and an attempt to rehabilitate Wagner (Parsifal in Bayreuth).
Genre Art, Biopic, Theater
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2020
Director Bettina Böhler
Producers Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
Co-Producers Rolf Bergmann, Jutta Krug
Production Company Filmgalerie 451, in co-production with RBB, WDR
Runtime 122 min
Format DCP, color, 16:9
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2020
With backing from BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Weltkino Filmverleih

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