Past Event Tate Modern Film

Christoph Schlingensief: The German Chainsaw Massacre

Christoph Schlingensief The German Chainsaw Massacre 1990 AM12

Das Deutsche Kettensägen Massaker(The German Chainsaw Massacre: The First Hour of Reunification)Christoph Schlingensief, 1990 Germany, 16 mm transferred to Blu-ray, 60 min

In Schlingensief’s alternative vision of German reunification, a group of East German emigrants encounter a West German family of psychotic butchers. As the film’s tagline suggests: ‘They came as friends and became sausage!’ Schlingensief’s satirical horror film transposes the basic formula of the slasher genre within the context of a reunified Germany and mixes black comedy and trash aesthetics with his more experimental approaches, exposing the free market economy as the meat market it is! (Australian Cinémathèque)

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Date & Time

26 May 2012 at 18.00–21.00