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August 21, 2010 2:21 PM Subscribe
Christoph Schlingensief is dead.
posted by Glow Bucket (4 comments total)
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The prolific and polarizing director died of lung cancer today. Film maker, theater director and tv talk master, he always provoked strong reactions. According to Elfriede Jelinek, he was one of the greatest artists that ever lived (link to reactions
(in German) and photos
After having been diagnosed with lung cancer he wrote a stage play about his death and initiated a project to build an opera house in Burkina Faso
His works were always very personal and tackled many German topics, he became famous for a trilogy of films (most of the following clips can be considered NSFW) "100 Years of Adolf Hitler
", "The German Chainsaw Massacre
" and "Terror 2000
He took on the talk show format with Talk 2000
, game shows with U3000
(filmed in a regular subway through Berlin and broadcast on MTV) and DSDS ("German Idol") with Freakstars 3000.
Please Love Austria was his take on Big Brother with illegal foreigners and the winner of the show gaining the right to stay in Austria.
He formed a party for the German elections in 1998 and did so much more...