A film by Michal Kosakowski


We are proud to announce that ‘Zero Killed’ is an official selection of the 20th Raindance Film Festival in London, United Kingdom. This will be our U.K. premiere of the movie. The festival will take place from 26th September to 7th October at it’s home of Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus SW1Y 4LR. We hope to meet you there @ the festival! We hope to meet you there @ the festival!

Raindance Film Festival 2012
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The screening dates are

Friday, Sept 28, 1.30pm @ Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
Sunday, Sept 30, 1.15pm @ Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus

About the festival

Raindance Film Festival is Europe’s leading independent film festival. Started in 1993 and celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012, it is listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals’. Raindance aims to nurture, support and promote independent films and filmmakers from the UK and around the world.

About Zero Killed (by Owain Pacisuszko)

Since 1996 Michal Kosakowski has been asking people, from all walks of life, about their murder fantasies, turning their dark confessions into short films on the condition that his subjects act in them, allowing them to live out their fantasies. This film brings those shorts together with interviews from his ‘murderers’ and ‘victims.’

There’s something for everyone in the grim realisations of their homicidal daydreams, some are darkly comic, some brutal and drab, there’s torture, poisoning, assassination, even a philosophical suicide. Kosakowski has succeeded, often eerily so, in creating depictions of murder that teeter perilously between fantasy and snuff. Amongst this the contributions from his participants ruminate on the simple desire to kill, how it can become intermingled with daily frustrations and what would drive someone to perhaps make the fantasy a reality.

Scenarios vary, from a farmer musing about the character required to kill a sheep, something he has to do on a daily basis, to a soldier pondering the justification for their actions, or the seemingly universal desire for murderous revenge if someone harmed your children. Kosakowski tantalisingly keeps his subject’s careers anonymous, leaving the viewer to create their own little fantasies about what they do for a living and how that may have influenced their make-believe murder.

A strangely playful film, this is in turns a riveting, wince-inducing succession of nightmare scenarios and at once an arch, wry look at the cruellest fantasies that ordinary people harbour.

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