When I returned from Amsterdam I eventually ended up with the Video Collective again. First contribution I made was in the postproduction, as editor. I didn’t go for the weekend because I was prepping Het-Ze, I think.
It had to be trimmed down by 8 minutes, so I set out to edit a more understandable and shorter version of Der Günthergang. It was the first of the weekend-films made by the Video Collective and many were to follow. It captures the fun and madness of the collective’s filmmaking.
Here’s some info from the vimeo page:
Der Günthergang is a fantastic, absurdistic and hilarious film about Günther, a bastard son of Hitler, who with his subordinate Heinrich has settled on the island of Westerborkum to build a strong army and torture prisoners. A secret agent goes undercover to undermine this danger, but love tries to ruine his plans. Shot in one weekend in 2005 by students of the usva videocollective on Schiermonnikoog. All spoken words were dubbed in German, even if there was no meaningfull dialoque to be dubbed at all. Many tears of laughter were shed during the making and viewing of this legendary cult classic from Groningen.