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Zurich by Sacha Polak


In a desperate attempt to leave the past behind, Nina is wandering along Europe’s motorways. She meets a German lorry driver, Matthias, and joins him on his journeys. Nina doesn’t reveal much about who she is, though. Slowly it becomes clear that Ninas drive to hang around in the truckers’ scene is a result of the pain caused by the ultimate betrayal that has befallen her.

90’ / DCP / colour

Genre: drama
Original title: ZURICH
Dir: Sacha Polak
Prod: Viking Film (NL)
Co-prod: Rohfilm (DE), A Private View (BE)  
Sc: Helena van der Meulen          
D.O.P.: Frank van den Eeden
Completed: end 2014  
Language: Dutch/German/English
Cast: Wende Snijders, Barry Atsma (LOFT, STRICKEN), Sascha Alexander Gersak.       

Festivals & awards a.o. :
Berlin International Film Festival - Forum, Cicae Art Cinema Award (Best Film in Forum)
Brussels Film Festival - Competition
Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival Ankara - Competition
Cabourg Film Festival - Competiotion
Galway Film Fleadh
Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival - Competition

Sacha Polak:
Second feature film.
NEW BOOBS (2013, doc), HEMEL (2012, feature) Awards: a.o. FIPRESCI Award Berlin IFF, Grand Jury Prize Créteil Women’s IFF, Ecumenical Jury Prize Molodist IFF, BROTHER (2011, short), UNDER THE TABLE (2008, short), DRANG (2008, short), EL MOURABBI (2007, short) Award: Prix Special Collegien FF Cinesonne.

Viking Film
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Sales: Beta Cinema
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