T2, Theater 2
*The German Chainsaw Massacre*. 1990. Germany. Directed by Christoph Schlingensief. Courtesy Filmgalerie 451

Das deutsche Kettensägenmassaker: Die erste Stunde der Wiedervereinigung (The German Chainsaw Massacre: The First Hour of the Reunification). 1990. Germany. Directed by Christoph Schlingensief. In German; English subtitles. 60 min.

With Karina Fallenstein, Susanne Bredehöft, Artur Albrecht, Volker Spengler, Reinald Schnell, Udo Kier, Irm Hermann, Eva Maria Kurz. In Schlingensief’s version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre—the second part of his Germany Trilogy—Germany’s reunification in 1989 turns into an ideological battlefield. News of the Fall of the Wall sends a family of butchers from West Germany into a murderous frenzy, compelling them to turn their Eastern German compatriots into sausage.

This film accompanies Christoph Schlingensief.