Der Bunker (2015)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 36

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AKA: The Bunker
Directed by: Nikias Chryssos
Starring: Pit Bukowski (Student), Daniel Fripan (Klaas), Oona von Maydell (Mother), David Scheller (Father)
Country: Germany, Effed Up European Cinema
Language: German Effed Up German Films
Runtime: 01:24:21
Genres: Family, Domestic Abuse, Violence against Men, Scars

Plot – Spoilers:
A self-proclaimed physicist seeks out the remotest lodging he can find in snowy Germany. He has grand plans of working on a theory centered around the Higgs particle and needs all the solitude and quiet he can find. So he isn’t too fussed when his room turns out to be one without ventilation and in a modified bunker.

The family that’s renting out the place seem a bit strange with their developmentally stunted, overgrown son who they believe is a future president of the USA. But the lodger himself is strange in his own ways and soon blends in seamlessly among these sub-intellectual lot by enjoying their hot meals and being patronizingly polite.

The design aesthetics in Der Bunker are dazzling and perhaps Lynchian in influence. There’s one more possible influence – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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You
You
July 30, 2021 1:25 pm

Uhhh- ok :3 , ! Imagine the filming aha!

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
July 30, 2021 7:55 pm

Well,that was an amazing movie! Thank you admin.

Badmoviejoe
Badmoviejoe
July 30, 2021 10:14 pm

I swear I thought I saw this movie on this site before. Lol

Dee
Dee
Reply to  Badmoviejoe
July 31, 2021 5:18 am

Has Mum & Dad vibes but not as violent

kyrgios fos
kyrgios fos
July 31, 2021 1:07 pm

greek director!
cool and strange movie! thx
kyrgios

Bartelboy
Bartelboy
August 1, 2021 3:16 am

One of the few amazing german genre movies which we (i speak as a german) were able to get produced here in germany. The german film foundation treats horror or other genre movies not as nice as they should giving their money rather or only to those young filmmakers that are focused on mainstream success or everything with Til Schweiger in it. So most of the film students have a rough time getting their debuts released or produced on a wider scale. Other honorable mentions from the last years would be DER NACHTMAHR or DER SAMURAI and SCHNEEFLÖCKCHEN as well… Read more »

Ricky
Ricky
Reply to  Bartelboy
August 4, 2021 12:40 pm

Thanks, I will check those out

MR BRIMSTONE
MR BRIMSTONE
August 1, 2021 6:12 am

If Martyrs was a German comedy…

Ricky
Ricky
August 4, 2021 12:41 pm

This was one of the better German movies I’ve seen recently. I’ve never heard of it before, a great addition to the archive.

Poopshoot
Poopshoot
August 5, 2021 5:00 am

The fuck was that? It wasn’t bad just what the fuck. And that was the ugliest inbred retarded man child I’ve ever seen in my life where did they find him, the circus?

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
Reply to  Poopshoot
August 6, 2021 8:57 pm

OH my god :)))))))

fool
fool
August 6, 2021 8:36 am

garbage and cringy. saying that from a German perspective

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
August 7, 2021 7:18 am

Yes …
Lots of contemporary nods.. lynch… Funny games . . Mum and dad .. 80s daft horrors…..
Funny Dark and yes cringey but that’s it’s point… I’d guess it’s also a tiny swipe at American imperialism … Aren’t most of their Presidential candidates a bit dumb ?
It’s ends typically in a European traditional way… No big crushing crescendo whistles bells and soap opera drama.. just a dam enjoyable German dark comic horror

Matisse
Matisse
August 9, 2021 5:33 am

Utilitarianism glazed with a moose-knuckled imperialistic mockery

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Matisse
August 9, 2021 10:20 am

Meh, pretty ordinary but different, tries too hard. I enjoy your comments a lot more as you have a way with words. Its fascinating and mesmerising. ZMMF.

Matisse
Matisse
Reply to  Zed Man
August 10, 2021 4:56 am

ZMMF x

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Matisse
August 10, 2021 10:30 am

XOXMFZMOXO!

Matisse
Matisse
Reply to  Zed Man
August 11, 2021 4:49 am

You affect me. <3 ZMMF x

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Matisse
August 11, 2021 9:56 am

Likewise, in a big way, LMFXO.

The White Horseman
The White Horseman
September 11, 2021 1:14 am

Great movie. Reminds me a bit of Fassbinder. Those bits of good German movies!!

Tyler Something
Tyler Something
November 25, 2021 6:38 pm

In an isolated home resides a joke of a father, the devouring mother, and the over-sheltered son. The father sports clown make-up whilst telling bland jokes for entertainment, this after spending the day as one of those pseudo-intellectual types who, although expressing some minimal philosophy about knowledge, acts as if he is as smart as he says he is. The dinner scenes present the vibe as if they listen to classical music because that’s what an intellectual would apparently do, not because they enjoy the music. He is a clown. The mother is overwhelmed by her pain and fear, so… Read more »

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