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2012 Lausanne Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

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The 11th annual Lausanne Underground Film Festival is packed to the gills with outrageous cinema from all over the world, featuring several filmmaker retrospectives and movies screening in competition at several locations on Oct. 17-21.

The big guest of honor this year is the legendary John Waters, who will be attending the fest with several of his own classics, such as Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Desperate Living, as well as showing some of his favorite B-movie inspirations, such as William Girdler’s blaxploitation demonic possession flick Abby, Armando Bo’s Argentinian sexploitation Fuego, Robinson Devor’s controversial bestiality doc Zoo and more. Plus, Waters will perform his acclaimed “This Filthy World” one-man show.

Other LUFF special guests include Christoph Schlingensief, the confrontational German filmmaker of 100 Years of Adolf Hitler, The German Chainsaw Massacre, The 120 Days of Bottrop and more; Richard Stanley, the South African genre filmmaker of the cult hits Hardware and Dust Devil; and fringe Dutch filmmaker Edwin Brienen of Terrorama!, Exploitation, Revision — Apocalypse II and others.

Some of the feature films in competition include: Jason Banker’s hellish Toad Road, the adolescent nightmare of Alexander Vartanov’s Bullet Road and the Filipino punk rock of Khavn De La Cruz’s Mondomanila.

There are also short films in competition, such as Brian Lonano‘s spooky The Transmission, Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt‘s transgressive La Nuit Obscure, Don Swaynos‘ clacker-ific Six Hundred and Forty-One Slates, Don Hertzfeldt‘s hilarious Wisdom Teeth and lots more.

The full film lineup is below, but please visit the official Lausanne Underground Film Festival website for more info.

October 17

18:30 Zoo, dir. Robinson Devor. This documentary profiles a group of men who have sex with horses, some of whom covered up one of the participant’s death.

18:30 Hardware, dir. Richard Stanley. An artist incorporates a robot head in one of her sculptures, bringing the device back to life — to kill!

20:30 Terrorama!, dir. Edwin Brienen. A group of degenerates kidnap a popular TV show host.

20:30 Lebenspornographie, dir. Edwin Brienen. A group of drug addicts travel to Berlin to start an erotic-trash show.

20:30 Redd Inc., dir. Daniel Krige. A sadistic boss forces his employees to find who actually committed the crime he’s been accused of.

22:30 Last Performance, dir. Edwin Brienen. An actress descends into a world of violence.

22:30 Revision – Apocalypse II, dir. Edwin Brienen. A former model lashes out in violence against a stranger to relieve her boredom.

October 18

16:15 Abby, dir. William Girdler. A blaxploitation rip-off of The Exorcist.

18:00 Bullet Collector, dir. Alexander Vartanov. A powerless teenager dreams of a life in which he is no longer the coward he actually is.

18:30 Desperate Living, dir. John Waters. A neurotic housewife and her maid end up in a village full of degenerates. (Watch online)

18:30 The Secret Glory, dir. Richard Stanley. This documentary profiles Otto Rahn, a German archaeologist who sought the Holy Grail.

18:30 The Cremator, dir. Juraj Herz. A man who runs a crematorium goes to extreme lengths to expand his business.

18:30 “Music Films: Documentaries”
Factory, dir. Bruno Ramos
Like Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship, dir. Vika Kirchenbauer
Protection Civile, dir. Alain Declercq, Jeanne Susplugas
Radioactive City, dir. Richard Sandler

18:30 “Short Films Competition: XP”
Glucose, dir. Mihai Grecu, Thibault Gleize
Grey Seeds, dir. Bjarni Gunnarsson, Cédric Dupire
Hex Suffice Cache Ten, dir. Thorsten Fleisch
Journey to the Mountains of the Moon, dir. Aviv Dror
Pop!, dir. Navid Sinaki
Six Hundred and Forty-One Slates, dir. Don Swaynos (Watch online)
Square Dance Hypnotist, dir. Allan Brown
That Sound, dir. Sylvia Winkler, Stephan Koeperl

20:30 Female Trouble, dir. John Waters. A single mother embarks on a career where crime equals beauty. (Watch online)

20:30 Terrorama!, dir. Edwin Brienen. A group of degenerates kidnap a popular TV show host.

20:30 Lebenspornographie, dir. Edwin Brienen. A group of drug addicts travel to Berlin to start an erotic-trash show.

20:30 Oi Polloi: The Movie, dir. Andreas Sahlström. This documentary profiles a punk band during the recording of their first album.

20:30 “Music Films: Carte blanche to Jérôme Noetinger”
Underground, dir. Emmanuel Lefrant
The Metaphysics of Sound, dir. Lee Hangjun
Shadow Trap, dir. Greg Pope
Line Describing a Cone, dir. Anthony McCall

20:30 Toad Road, dir. Jason Banker. Teenagers gather on a road in rural Pennsylvania that some say is the entryway to Hell.

22:30 100 Years of Adolf Hitler – The Last Hour in the Fürhrerbunker, dir. Christoph Schlingensief. Hitler and his followers revel in the last moments of their reich.

22:30 Hardware, dir. Richard Stanley. An artist incorporates a robot head in one of her sculptures, bringing the device back to life — to kill!

22:30 Last Performance, dir. Edwin Brienen. An actress descends into a world of violence.

22:30 Revision – Apocalypse II, dir. Edwin Brienen. A former model lashes out in violence against a stranger to relieve her boredom.

22:30 “Short Films Competition: Fiction 1”
A Film Portrait on Reconstructing 12 Possibilities That Preceded the Disappearance of Zoe Dean Drum, dir. Eduardo Menz
Bad Luck City, dir. Aaike Stuart
Caca Don’t Preach, dir. Miguel Maldonado Caparros, Patricio Armenteros Diaz
Decapoda Shock, dir. Javier Chillon
Felix, dir. Anselm Belser
Fikapaus, dir. Marko Kattilakoski
This Is It, dir. Damien Ferland
The Transmission, dir. Brian Lonano (Watch online)
Other, dir. unknown at press time
Waning, dir. Gina Haraszti

October 19

16:00 Redd Inc., dir. Daniel Krige. A sadistic boss forces his employees to find who actually committed the crime he’s been accused of.

18:00 Zoo, dir. Robinson Devor. This documentary profiles a group of men who have sex with horses, some of whom covered up one of the participant’s death.

18:00 The German Chainsaw Massacre. The First Hour of Reunification, dir. Christoph Schlingensief. East Germans pursue their Western counterparts to sell their remains as meat.

18:00 The White Darkness, dir. Richard Stanley. This documentary takes a look at the cult of voodoo in Haiti.
Screening with:
Voice of the Moon, dir. Richard Stanley

18:00 Sweet Movie, dir. Dušan Makavejev. A beauty queen struggles with marriage while a ship captain transport a cargo of sugar.

18:00 Road Dogs, dir. Shane Aquino. This documentary follows the roadies of some of the world’s most extreme bands.

18:00 The Devil’s Business, dir. Sean Hogan. Two hit men go to kill their boss’ old enemy and run into a supernatural horror.

20:00 “This Filthy World.” John Waters live stage show where he reveals all of his dirty little secrets.

20:00 Daisies, dir. Věra Chytilová. Two teenage girls perform juvenile pranks.

20:00 “Music Films”
Factory, dir. Bruno Ramos
Like Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship, dir. Vika Kirchenbauer
Protection Civile, dir. Alain Declercq, Jeanne Susplugas
Radioactive City, dir. Richard Sandler

20:00 “Short Film Competition: Fiction 2”
Boro in the Box, dir. Bertrand Mandico
La Nuit Obscure, dir. Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt

20:30 Terrorama!, dir. Edwin Brienen. A group of degenerates kidnap a popular TV show host.

20:30 Lebenspornographie, dir. Edwin Brienen. A group of drug addicts travel to Berlin to start an erotic-trash show.

21:45 A Dirty Shame, dir. John Waters. An uptight woman gets hit on the head and transforms into a sex maniac.

22:15 The Secret Glory, dir. Richard Stanley. This documentary profiles Otto Rahn, a German archaeologist who sought the Holy Grail.

22:15 Mondomanila, dir. Khavn De La Cruz. Hip-hop artists try to carve out a life for themselves in Manila.

22:30 Last Performance, dir. Edwin Brienen. An actress descends into a world of violence.

22:30 Revision – Apocalypse II, dir. Edwin Brienen. A former model lashes out in violence against a stranger to relieve her boredom.

October 20

14:30 Terror 2000: Intensive Station Germany, dir. Christoph Schlingensief. Neo-nazis instigate a reign of terror.

14:30 Mondomanila, dir. Khavn De La Cruz. Hip-hop artists try to carve out a life for themselves in Manila.

16:00 Dust Devil, dir. Richard Stanley. A lonely woman picks up a demonic shape shifter.

16:00 “Short Film Competition: Fiction 2”
Boro in the Box, dir. Bertrand Mandico
La Nuit Obscure, dir. Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt

16:15 Exploitation, dir. Edwin Brienen. In the modern day film industry, hacks making derivative crap rule the day.

16:15 Road Dogs, dir. Shane Aquino. This documentary follows the roadies of some of the world’s most extreme bands.

18:00 Bullet Collector, dir. Alexander Vartanov. A powerless teenager dreams of a life in which he is no longer the coward he actually is.

18:15 “Short Films Competition: Animation”
Beast of Hearts, dir. Jonathan Seligson
Being Bradford Dilman, dir. Emma Burch
Bobby Yeah, dir. Robert Morgan
Crépuscule, dir. Éric Falardeau
Maison, dir. Augustin Rebetez, Noé Cauderay, Pascal Lopinat
Moxie, dir. Stephen Irwin
Snail Trail, dir. Philipp Artus
Wisdom Teeth, dir. Don Hertzfeldt

18:30 Abby, dir. William Girdler. A blaxploitation rip-off of The Exorcist.

18:30 Oi Polloi: The Movie, dir. Andreas Sahlström. This documentary profiles a punk band during the recording of their first album.

18:30 Toad Road, dir. Jason Banker. Teenagers gather on a road in rural Pennsylvania that some say is the entryway to Hell.

18:30 “Short Films Competition: Fiction 1”
A Film Portrait on Reconstructing 12 Possibilities That Preceded the Disappearance of Zoe Dean Drum, dir. Eduardo Menz
Bad Luck City, dir. Aaike Stuart
Caca Don’t Preach, dir. Miguel Maldonado Caparros, Patricio Armenteros Diaz
Decapoda Shock, dir. Javier Chillon
Felix, dir. Anselm Belser
Fikapaus, dir. Marko Kattilakoski
This Is It, dir. Damien Ferland
The Transmission, dir. Brian Lonano (Watch online)
Other, dir. unknown at press time
Waning, dir. Gina Haraszti

20:30 Pink Flamingos, dir. John Waters. A woman and her clan attempt to hold onto their title as filthiest people alive.

20:30 Lebenspornographie, dir. Edwin Brienen. A group of drug addicts travel to Berlin to start an erotic-trash show.

20:30 Hands up!, dir. Jerzy Skolimowski. An autobiographical film recounting the filmmaker’s exile.

20:30 “Short Films Competition: XP”
Glucose, dir. Mihai Grecu, Thibault Gleize
Grey Seeds, dir. Bjarni Gunnarsson, Cédric Dupire
Hex Suffice Cache Ten, dir. Thorsten Fleisch
Journey to the Mountains of the Moon, dir. Aviv Dror
Pop!, dir. Navid Sinaki
Six Hundred and Forty-One Slates, dir. Don Swaynos (Watch online)
Square Dance Hypnotist, dir. Allan Brown
That Sound, dir. Sylvia Winkler, Stephan Koeperl

22:30 Fuego, dir. Armando Bo. A filmmaker becomes obsessed with a beautiful bisexual woman.

22:30 United Trash, dir. Christoph Schlingensief. Mafia gangsters hide out in Africa, setting off a firestorm of wild events.

22:30 Last Performance, dir. Edwin Brienen. An actress descends into a world of violence.

22:30 Revision – Apocalypse II, dir. Edwin Brienen. A former model lashes out in violence against a stranger to relieve her boredom.

22:30 The Devil’s Business, dir. Sean Hogan. Two hit men go to kill their boss’ old enemy and run into a supernatural horror.

October 21

16:15 In a Glass Cage, dir. Agustí Villaronga. A former Nazi becomes trapped in a glass cage.

16:30 The White Darkness, dir. Richard Stanley. This documentary takes a look at the cult of voodoo in Haiti.
Screening with:
Voice of the Moon, dir. Richard Stanley

18:30 Desperate Living, dir. John Waters. A neurotic housewife and her maid end up in a village full of degenerates. (Watch online)

18:30 Exploitation, dir. Edwin Brienen. In the modern day film industry, hacks making derivative crap rule the day.

18:30 Dust Devil, dir. Richard Stanley. A lonely woman picks up a demonic shape shifter.

18:30 “Short Films Competition: Animation”
Beast of Hearts, dir. Jonathan Seligson
Being Bradford Dilman, dir. Emma Burch
Bobby Yeah, dir. Robert Morgan
Crépuscule, dir. Éric Falardeau
Maison, dir. Augustin Rebetez, Noé Cauderay, Pascal Lopinat
Moxie, dir. Stephen Irwin
Snail Trail, dir. Philipp Artus
Wisdom Teeth, dir. Don Hertzfeldt

20:30 The 120 Days of Bottrop, dir. Christoph Schlingensief. A German film crew attempts to remake Pasolini’s 120 Days of Sodom.
Screening with:
What happend to Magdalena Jung? Die Macht der Unschuld, dir. Christoph Schlingensief.

20:30 Terrorama!, dir. Edwin Brienen. A group of degenerates kidnap a popular TV show host.

20:30 Lebenspornographie, dir. Edwin Brienen. A group of drug addicts travel to Berlin to start an erotic-trash show.

20:30 Sweet Movie, dir. Dušan Makavejev. A beauty queen struggles with marriage while a ship captain transport a cargo of sugar.

22:30 Last Performance, dir. Edwin Brienen. An actress descends into a world of violence.

22:30 Revision – Apocalypse II, dir. Edwin Brienen. A former model lashes out in violence against a stranger to relieve her boredom.


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