The Bunker


GB, 2001, colore, 35 mm, 93′
di Rob Green
Sceneggiatura Clive Dawson – Fotografia John Pardue – Montaggio Richard Milward – Musiche Russell Currie – Interpreti Jason Flemyng, Jack Daveport, Christopher Fairbank, John Carlisle – Produzione Daniel Figuero – Millennium Pictures

French / german border – late 1944. The forests of the Ardennes. A platoon of battle-weary German soldiers, forced into confusion and retreat by advancing Allied forces, take refuge in an isolated Siegfried Line bunker. Night falls and a rainstorm begins to blow… A brief and violent assault upon the Bunker from the surrounding Americans is followed by a period of tense calm and, in the cold darkness of the bunker, the wise older soldier, Mirus, mischievously relates to the others a story he’d heard from locals in the nearby village. The ancient surrounding forest, he reveals, is haunted; witches were burned here in the middle ages and, during the Black Death, the infected victims had been slaughtered and buried here, in an attempt to cleanse the village. At the same time, the newcomers also learn of adjoining tunnels, which connect the bunker to an abandoned underground munitions storage complex which might well be the only way out.