Zero, the new feature film
project by Gyula Nemes (Lost World, the
Best Short Documentary in Karlovy Vary 2008 and My One and Onlies in competition in Venice Critics' Week 2006) is
going to made in German - Czech - Hungarian coproduction. The project is
supported by the Czech Motion Picture Fund (200.000 Euros) and Mitteldeutsche
Medienförderung (70.000 Euros for development). The producer of the film is
Gabor Dettre, the Hungarian director living in Bruxelles, the co-producers are
the Czech Jiří Konečný (endorfilm) and the German Eike Goreczka (42film). The
script is written by Tamás Beregi (My One
and Onlies, The History of Aviation, Egill, Hier), the DOP is Balázs
The story is a grotesque drama of one of the most pressing environmental problem of our time, the bees' quick disappearing from our planet. The main protagonist is a beekeeper who starts a fearless fight against the consumer society as an anarchist terrorist.
The film has participiated at Europe's several film markets and workshops,
like Cinelink, Connection Cottbus and éQuinoxe Germany.
The development was supported by the former Hungarian Motion Picture Fund and
the Media Program. The location scouting and the casting is being held in these
months in Czech Republic and Germany.
The film is
produced by the Hungarian Playtime Ltd. and as the Hungarian financial
background is secured, will be shot in next summer.