Run for cover

OUT NOW! DER BUNKER is truly a mindfuck and might not be for everyone, but for those who want to brave it, going down there is one incredible journey.

Set in the isolated world of Father, Mother, Klaus and the newly arrived Student, who is coaxed into teaching ‘eight-year-old’ Klaus how to be president, Chryssos’ future cult-comedy is a welcome mind-fuck of the highest order. Through truly uncanny characters, sharp cinematography and a perfect score from Leonard Petersen, Der Bunker becomes not only an institutional study but a metaphor for family as religion and, just like the eponymous hideout, it sucks you in and keeps you there long after the war’s over.

Der Bunker | Directed by Nikias Chryssos (Germany 2015) with Pit Bukowski, Daniel Fripan, Oona von Maydell. Starts January 21.

Originally published in issue #145, January 2015.