‘ZERO KILLED’ @ MINDPIRATES FILMMAKER NIGHT BERLIN / OUTDOOR SCREENING
Mindpirates Vereinsheim Berlin presents an outdoor screening of Michal Kosakowski’s movie ‘Zero Killed’.
June 20th, 2012, 10.30pm (Doors 10pm)
Schlesische Strasse 38
10997 Berlin, Germany
Since 1996 director Michal Kosakowski has been asking people with different backgrounds about their murder fantasies. He offered them the chance to stage their fantasies with the condition that they act in the films themselves. More than a decade later, Kosakowski met these people again to ask them about their emotions during their acts of murder or victimization.
If someone murdered a person you love, how would you feel about it? Should torture be legalized? Are soldiers murderers? How to define good and evil? Their replies are juxtaposed with the short films based on these non-criminal fantasies made accessible to viewers. Simultaneously, the participants’ respective replies help viewers to get better acquainted with them and their highly diverse social and professional backgrounds. It is the banality of their acts that frightens us so badly, their stabbing of innocent people, their orgiastic throttling of marriage partners or their random shooting of unsuspecting visitors to exhibitions.
Zero Killed takes the issue one step further: the film deciphers common clichés and patterns of visual violence with the aid of the protagonists’ immediate and direct comments. The result is an unconventional hybrid of feature film and documentary that makes viewers question their personal and social positions concerning ethical and moral values and taboos.
Germany/Austria, 2011, 81 Min, Color and BW
Zero Killed won best documentary feature award at the Chicago Underground Film Festival.