Ultimately been won over despite the claps and the genre it's set in. Clearly we have a Blair Witch Project in Hitler's bunker here. Maybe history might return one day to this for its found-footage experiment. And to finally mention the hilarious joke 'Papa' next to the blow-job (who didn't laugh ?)
I went to Schlingensief's show at PS1 because these films are so decadently compelling. While the other work is more performance art-like, the films conjure for me Fassbinder, Herzog, George Kuchar, early Warhol, and even Paul McCarthy videos. The Hitler films attempt to degrade the difficult historical memory of Germany having spawned a monster. Would we could toss to Schlingensief Cheney or Kissinger as subjects.
Amateurish and unpleasant dramatization of the final hours in Hitler's bunker unsensibly bookended by Wim Wenders winning a prize at Cannes for 'Wings of Desire'. Debauchery, bestiality, incest, drug use and madness just some of the menu items on display. Feels like improvisation without direction. Miss.