Zero Killed

http://www.zerokilled.org
http://www.facebook.com/zerokilledfilm

A film by Michal Kosakowski
Music by Paolo Marzocchi

Germany/Austria 2011
81 min | HDCam | Colour and BW

SYNOPSIS

Since 1996 film director Michal Kosakowski has been asking people with different backgrounds about their murder fantasies. He offered them the chance to stage their fantasies as short films. The only condition was that they had to act in these films themselves, either as victims or perpetrators. More than a decade later, Kosakowski met these people again to ask them about their emotions during their acts of murder or victimization, and interviewed them about current social topics such as revenge, torture, war, terrorism, media, domestic violence, the death penalty, suicide etc.

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.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

Murder fantasies are lonely affairs. It is a fact that people have the capacity to imagine both what they desire and what they fear. Surely everyone has encountered situations where aggressions had accumulated to such an extent that scenarios of murder and mayhem seemed the only adequate option – if only in theory. In most cases these fantasies remain suppressed and most people would feel ashamed to share them with others, no doubt because they fear unpleasant situations might arise by challenging the cultural constructs and conventions that determine our everyday life.

And then, there is the banality of murder fantasies; the more banal something is, the greater the taboo it is put under in and by society. While coitus ideally may allow partners to share pleasurable emotions, sheer protectiveness would make them reluctant to share murder fantasies with the same willingness.

‘Zero Killed’ is my response to the continuous flood of uncommented depiction of violence in and by the media which daily undermines and erodes our capacity for empathy.

PARTICIPANTS

Uli Aigner, Dietmar Beinhauer, Dorothée Berghaus, Max Boehme, Barbara Braun, David Bruckner, Michele Cavaliere, Therese Davies, Joseph Denize, Stephan Doleschal, Michael Dürr, Tamás Eperjessy, Sergio Figueroa, Nikolaus Firmkranz, Emma Hadžiabdić, Gabriela Hegedüs, Robert Jaczyński, Grzegorz Jaworski, Michael Jesch, Vinzenz Kemeter, Sava Kiprov, Rafał Kosakowski, Miranda Kragulj, Heli Leitner, Michael Lung, Pino Lux, Harald Maderbacher, Claudia Martini, Paolo Marzocchi, Sebastian Mazuń, Aleksandar Mimica, Goran Mimica, Nicholas Mortimore, Dorit Oitzinger, Gebhard Ottacher, Mark Parrett, Gerhard Paul, Josef Paul, Lucy Antonia Paul, Marie Philline Paul, Denise Pitayataratorn, Viktoria von Prachtental, Ratko Radivojević, Andy Sarup, Christian Scharf, Jürgen Schlattl, Reya Silao, Manuel Smalis, Martina Spitzer, Ries Straver, Martin Sturm, Vitus Wieser, Franziska Würzl

SPECIAL PARTICIPATION BY

Lucas Vossoughi

# vimeo.com/31247588 Uploaded 1,304 Plays 3 Comments

Zero Killed

Zero Killed

zerokilled.org

A film by Michal Kosakowski
Music by Paolo Marzocchi

Germany/Austria 2011
82 min | HDCam | Colour and BW

SYNOPSIS
Since 1996 Michal Kosakowski has been asking people with different backgrounds about their murder fantasies.…


+ More

zerokilled.org

A film by Michal Kosakowski
Music by Paolo Marzocchi

Germany/Austria 2011
82 min | HDCam | Colour and BW

SYNOPSIS
Since 1996 Michal Kosakowski has been asking people with different backgrounds about their murder fantasies. He offered them the chance to stage their fantasies as short films. The only condition was that they had to act in these films themselves, either as victims or perpetrators. More than a decade later, Kosakowski met these people again to ask them about their emotions during their acts of murder or victimization and interviewed them about current social topics such as revenge, torture, war, terrorism, media, domestic violence, the death penalty, suicide etc.
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.

WITH SPECIAL PARTICIPATION BY
Lucas Vossoughi

PARTICIPANTS
Uli Aigner, Hans Auer, Aylin Ayaz, Teresa Behr, Dietmar Beinhauer, Dorothée Berghaus, Max Boehme, Barbara Braun, David Bruckner, Michele Cavaliere, Therese Davies, Joseph Denize, Stephan Doleschal, Michael Dürr, Claudia Engl, Tamás Eperjessy, Sergio Figueroa, Nikolaus Firmkranz, Monika Fuß, Jennifer Hacker, Emma Hadžiabdić, Gabriela Hegedüs, Anja Heidemann, Robert Jaczyński, Grzegorz Jaworski, Michael Jesch, Franka Kaßner, Vinzenz Kemeter, Sava Kiprov, Michał Kosakowski, Rafał Kosakowski, Miranda Kragulj, Heli Leitner, Michael Lung, Pino Lux, Harald Maderbacher, Katharina Maier, Claudia Martini, Paolo Marzocchi, Katharina Mayer, Sebastian Mazuń, Aleksandar Mimica, Goran Mimica, Nicholas Mortimore, Dorit Oitzinger, Gebhard Ottacher, Karl Pankl, Mark Parrett, Gerhard Paul, Josef Paul, Lucy Antonia Paul, Marie Philline Paul, Denise Pitayataratorn, Viktoria von Prachtental, Heidi Pregler, Ratko Radivojević, Andy Sarup, Christian Scharf, Jürgen Schlattl, Reya Silao, Manuel Smalis, Martina Spitzer, Ries Straver, Martin Sturm, Maggie Wagner, Neli Wagner, Fabienne Weber, Vitus Wieser, Franziska Würzl, Esra Yitmez, Michael Zenner

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
Michal Kosakowski

MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Paolo Marzocchi

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Michal Kosakowski

EDITED BY
Michal Kosakowski
Claudia Engl

SOUND DESIGN
Tatjana Jakob

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Michal Kosakowski
Heli Leitner

CREATIVE COLLABORATION
Uli Aigner
Claudia Engl

PRODUCED BY
Michal Kosakowski

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Stephan Herzog

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Claudia Engl
Uli Aigner

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Claudia Engl
Lucas Vossoughi

ASSISTANT CAMERA
Heli Leitner
Evelyn Eberhardt

LIGHT & SOUND
Michal Kosakowski

MAKEUP ARTIST & SPECIAL EFFECTS
Daniela Schibalsky
Michal Kosakowski

COSTUME DESIGNER
Elżbieta Kosakowska

MUSIC PRODUCED & RECORDED AT
MusicaPesante Creative Lab - Pesaro

MUSIC ORCHESTRATED BY
Paolo Marzocchi

MUSIC ASSISTANT
Chiara Galli

SCORE ASSISTANT
Danilo Comitini

ADDITIONAL ELECTRONIC SOUNDS
Stefano Sasso

MUSIC PERFORMED BY

BAROQUE CELLO
Alessandro Culiani

CELLO
Alfredo Mola

VIOLA
Michele Vagnini

VIOLONE
Alessandro Marzocchi

SAXOPHONES
Massimo Valentini

FLUTE
Eugenia Tonelli

OBOE & ENGLISH HORN
Ilaria de Maximy

CLARINETS
Marco Messa

VOICES AND CHOIR
Laura Avanzolini

PIANO & WHISTLE
Paolo Marzocchi

GLASS HARP
Robert Tiso

SOPRANIST
Angelo Bonazzoli

WITH THE SPECIAL PARTICIPATION OF THE SOPRANO
Helga Karr

SOUND ENGINEERS
Paolo Marzocchi
Stefano Sasso

SOUND POSTPRODUCTION
Studio Funk Berlin
Postperfect Vision & Sound

SUPERVISING SOUND EDITOR
Tatjana Jakob

SOUND EFFECTS EDITOR
Rainer Heesch

FOLEY ARTIST
Jörg Klinkenberg

FOLEY RECORDIST
Christoph Oertel

SOUND RE-RECORDING MIXER
Tatjana Jakob
André König

CINEMA MASTERING
Ralph Thiekötter

POSTPRODUCTION SOUND SUPERVISOR
Olaf Mierau

DIGITAL POSTPRODUCTION
Optical Art Film & Special Effects

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Christian Burgdorff

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Benjamin Wüpper

DI SUPERVISOR
Frank Hellmann

COLOR GRADING
Ronney Afortu (bvk)

MASTERING
Stefan Tänzler
Achim Schwald

POSTPRODUCTION
Michal Kosakowski Films
c.en arts Filmproduction

DIGITAL EFFECTS
Michael Lung
Claudia Engl
Michal Kosakowski

TITLE DESIGN & PRODUCTION
Reya-D / Rafał Kosakowski

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.