Der Bunker (2015)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 33

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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.

20 thoughts on “Der Bunker (2015)

  • July 30, 2021 at 1:25 pm
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    Uhhh- ok :3 , ! Imagine the filming aha!

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  • July 30, 2021 at 7:55 pm
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    Well,that was an amazing movie! Thank you admin.

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  • July 30, 2021 at 10:14 pm
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    I swear I thought I saw this movie on this site before. Lol

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    • July 31, 2021 at 5:18 am
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      Has Mum & Dad vibes but not as violent

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  • July 31, 2021 at 1:07 pm
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    greek director!
    cool and strange movie! thx
    kyrgios

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  • August 1, 2021 at 3:16 am
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    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 as WILD and the beautiful but brutal nihilistic TORE TANZT (which i think i saw here somewhere…it received a different title in the US…i think it was EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT – which believe me…it won´t)

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    • August 4, 2021 at 12:40 pm
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      Thanks, I will check those out

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  • August 1, 2021 at 6:12 am
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    If Martyrs was a German comedy…

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  • August 4, 2021 at 12:41 pm
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    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.

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  • August 5, 2021 at 5:00 am
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    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?

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    • August 6, 2021 at 8:57 pm
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      OH my god :)))))))

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  • August 6, 2021 at 8:36 am
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    garbage and cringy. saying that from a German perspective

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  • August 7, 2021 at 7:18 am
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    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

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  • August 9, 2021 at 5:33 am
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    Utilitarianism glazed with a moose-knuckled imperialistic mockery

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    • August 9, 2021 at 10:20 am
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      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.

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  • September 11, 2021 at 1:14 am
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    Great movie. Reminds me a bit of Fassbinder. Those bits of good German movies!!

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