Published on 28DLA
Writer/Director: Nikias Chryssos
Cast: Pit Bukowski, Daniel Fripan, Oona Von Maydell, David Scheller
The always provocative Artsploitation Films delivers in a big way with the off-beat, unsettling yet heartwarming German black comedy, Der Bunker! It's the perfect back-to-school film, whether you're hitting the books, teaching a class or having your little one pried from your hands. Nikias Chryssos's feature-length debut takes you on a bizarre journey into the woods where a family of three resides in their own twisted world, which happens to be contained inside a bunker. When the family welcomes an outsider into their strange circle, things become even more ridiculous and entertaining. This creepy, artsy fairy tale hooks you immediately with its dark yet lively atmosphere, charming originality and intriguing, over-the-top characters. Der Bunker is a captivating gem, loaded with stunning imagery, powerful performances and a gripping story that is sure to stay with you for a very long time.
When a student wanders into the woods to rent a secluded study space, he ends up being recruited by his peculiar landlords to teach their inept son. To make matters worse, their son is seemingly a 30-year-old with the mentality of a 5-year-old, who's claiming to be 8 years old.