Chance 2000 - Farewell to Germany

Documentary about Christoph Schlingensief's legendary election campaign - theater project

"Remember when politics was fun? One of the late art maverick Christoph Schlingensief's more curious and ambitious pieces of work was his 1998 founding of a political party called "Last Chance". Now, Kathrin Krottenthaler and Frieder Schlaich bring us a film about the pre-Die PARTEI satirical movement/theatre project at the Volksbühne: CHANCE 2000 – Farewell to Germany, compiled from more than 100 hours of original video material. With English subtitles!
Conceived in a circus tent in Prater biergarten in Prenzlauer Berg, the provocateur's intention of helping independent candidates run for office quickly evolved into a crazy mix of activism, politics, satire and art all at once. Among other actions, the group invited Germany’s six million unemployed to bathe in the lake next to Helmut Kohl’s holiday house in the hope that the rising water levels would flood it." (Aske Hald Knudstrup @ EXBERLINER 2017)

Full credits, text and picture details at filmgalerie451.de