100 Jahre Adolf Hitler–Die letzte Stunde im Führerbunker [100 Years Adolf Hitler–The Last Hour in the Führerbunker] (part 1 of the “Germany Trilogy”) 1989, 55 min.
My Wife in Five, 1985, 14 min.
Shot in complete darkness over 16 hours without pause in a World War II bunker, the single light source guiding the camera through the controlled chaos in 100 Years Adolf Hitler–The Last Hour in the Führerbunker_, is Schlingensief’s flashlight. During filming, cast and crew were not permitted to leave. Laying the groundwork for Schlingensief’s later works on as well as off stage and in his TV shows (_U3000, Talk 2000), it is a key film in his artistic oeuvre that enables the viewer to witness the unfolding of an aura. It is perhaps the closest Schlingensief ever came to Direct Cinema. Also on view is the short film My Wife in 5, which is made up of three music video clips.