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Encyclopedia > Christoph Schlingensief

Christoph Schlingensief (born October 24, 1960 in Oberhausen) is a German film director, theatre director, actor, author, artist, and talkshow host. October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Oberhausen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

He created controversial and provocative theatre pieces as well as motion pictures. One of his main works, the so-called Germany-Trilogy consisting of the movies "Hundert Jahre Adolf Hitler"(a hundred years of Adolf Hitler), "Das deutsche Kettensägenmassaker"(the German chainsaw-massacre) and "Terror 2000" which handle three markpoints in German history of the 20th century. While Hundert Jahre Adolf Hitler is about the last hours of Adolf Hitler, Das deutsche Kettensägen-Massaker heads the German reunion of 1989 and shows a few East-German people who cross the border to visit West-Germany and get slaughtered by a psychopathic family with non-running chainsaws. Terror 2000 is about the 1970´s Red Army Faction terror in Germany. All of these films are not supposed to be taken very seriously. Schlingensief is an extremely provocative artist and his major targets are the German and Austrian identity. Therefore it was even more unexpected that he directed Parsifal at the Wagner-Festspiele in Bayreuth. Just a few weeks before this, he went to a Neo-Nazi event in Berlin and ironically suggested publicly to "use the word Judensau (literally: Jewish Pig) in a common and natural way again". Baader-Meinhof Gang Insignia The Red Army Faction (or Red Army Fraction; also commonly known as Baader-Meinhof Group [or Gang]; in German: Rote Armee Fraktion or simply RAF), was postwar West Germanys most active and prominent left-wing terrorist organization; it described itself as an urban guerrilla group. ...

In 1990 - 1993 he directed the Germany-trilogy.

In 2003, he directed Bambiland by Elfriede Jelinek at the Burgtheater in Vienna. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elfriede Jelinek (born 20 October 1946) is an Austrian feminist playwright and novelist. ... Burgtheater (front) Burgtheater (side) Burgtheater (Main entrance) Burgtheater (right after its construction) The Burgtheater (en: Castle Theatre or Imperial Court Theatre), originally known as , then until 1920 as the , is the Austrias federal theatre in Vienna and one of the most important German language theatres in the world. ... Vienna (German: Wien ) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ...

In 2004, he directed Richard Wagner's Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or music dramas as he later came to call them). ... Amalie Materna Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal Parsifal is an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner. ... The Bayreuth Festspielhaus (Bayreuth Festival Theatre) is an opera house built to the north of the town of Bayreuth in Germany, dedicated to the performance of Richard Wagners operas. ...

In 2004, he created Kunst und Gemuese at the Volkstheater Berlin in Berlin 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Volkstheater in Vienna (roughly translatable as Viennese popular theatre or Vienna Peoples Theatre) was founded in 1889 by request of the citizens of Vienna, amongst them the dramatist Ludwig Anzengruber and the furniture manufacturer Thonet, in order to offer a popular counter weight to the Hofburgtheater. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...

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Official site of Christoph Schlingensief The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, television stars, video games and production crew personnel. ...

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