Tunguska: Die Kisten sind da (Tunguska: The Crates Are Here). 1983/84. Germany. Directed by Christoph Schlingensief. In German; English subtitles. 71 min.
Comprised of two early short films—Phantasus muss anders werden and What Happened to Magdalena Jung—and his first feature-length movie, Tunguska: The Crates Are Here (1984), this “Trilogy” is both Schlingensief’s take on the history of film (and the Neuer Deutscher Film in particular) and a passionate revolt against the constraints of realism in film and the passivity of traditional notions of spectatorship.