Germany, 2002, 85 min, Dir. Ulrich Köhler, Not Rated, German/Danish/English with English subtitles, Grasshopper Film
"A secretive and beautifully observant study of teenage disaffection." – Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
"One of the most quintessential of all Berlin School films." – Marco Abel, The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin School
A major work of the celebrated Berlin School (a group including Christian Petzold and Maren Ade), the debut of Ulrich Köhler (In My Room) is a mesmerizing portrait of a young German soldier named Paul who goes AWOL and returns to his childhood home in the countryside. Over a few summer days, Paul evades the responsibilities of everyday life and falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend, disrupting the lives of everyone in his circle. With Köhler’s penchant for deadpan humor and subtle performances, Bungalow becomes a quiet mockery of militarism, familial estrangement, and youthful ennui.
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