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Synopsis: With his surrealistic and dark, yet strangely heart-warming approach to one usual family’s world, Der Bunker’s director Nikias Chryssos may well be the nephew of John Waters and the illegitimate son of David Lynch and Luis Buñuel. A student rents a windowless room in a bunker home nestled deep within a forest. Here, instead of finding tranquility for his studies, the young man becomes increasingly involved in the dramas of his landlord’s family. They include the stern father, his wife (whose swollen leg almost takes a life of its own) and their precocious 8-year-old son Klaus who, despite being German and “learning-challenged,” is being home groomed to become the president of the United States. Initially friendly and welcoming, the situation becomes increasingly bizarre. A funny, visually arresting and a bit unsettling modern fairy tale.







Run Time

85 minutes




Pit Bukowski
Daniel Fripan
Oona von Maydell
David Scheller

Directed by

Nikias Chryssos

Produced by

Nikias Chryssos
Hans W. Geissendörfer
Hana Geissendörfer


Fantaspoa Film Festival - 2015

Best Actor (Daniel Fripan)

Mauvais Genre Film Festival - 2015

Prix du Jury

Mauvais Genre Film Festival - 2015

Prix du Jury de la Critique

Fantastic Fest - 2015

Next Wave Award - Best Film

Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival - USA

Best Director

Official selection

Berlin International Film Festival - Germany - 2015


“A twist that shocks the senses. - HorrorTalk

“A solid and entertaining horror flick. This is a very niche movie for horror loves, but I’d recommend – it’s worth checking out.”
- The MovieBlog.com

“A delirious frenzy of brutal bloodlust and psychological terror with one heck of a big twist…a brutal, gory and nightmarish watch with a stellar performance from Gabriella Wright.” - McBastard’s Mausoleum

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5.1 Dolby Digital

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