High Society darling and world famous fashion designer Donna Sciavelli knows no boundaries when it comes to new ways of extending her own fame through pleasing her spoiled clients with new ... See full summary »
In the spring of 1945, Japan established a secret base, Unit 731 in Manchuria, where many innocent Chinese, Korean and Mongolian people were killed in grotesque experiments. An idealistic ... See full summary »
In Spain, the former Nazi doctor Klaus tries to commit suicide jumping off the roof of his manor. However, he survives with the entire body paralyzed and dependable of an iron lung with ... See full summary »
The true history of Japanese Unit 731, from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors from Unit 731. ... See full summary »
A man is released from prison after serving ten years for murdering an elderly woman. He quickly begins to feel the compulsion to kill again. After failing to murder a cab driver, he flees ... See full summary »
Two friends meet again to share their last days in an old house where everything happened a long time ago. They gather a group of people, which results in a disastrous turn of events, during which reveals the deepest human depths.
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 ... Written by
What a truly fascinating piece of dark edged cinema. It astounds me no other users have reviewed it yet. How can a movie be disturbing, enthralling, and even at times funny? Zero Killed manages to do this with ease.
The film is basically a documentary, and it disturbs much more than anything else. The questions it poses are those which most of us avoid answering, (or we might lie when giving an answer). If someone harmed your child in a really bad way, would you kill them? Would you consider killing them? Would you get someone else to kill them? What if you knew by torturing someone you could save many lives? Would you do it? These are just two questions posed by this film.
It then develops into how we as a society dish out justice in the form of the death penalty. A man kills a man, a judge rules he should be killed for doing so, who then kills the judge? If murder is wrong, and that is what we are declaring as a society, then why does the justice system kill too? And we all know governments torture, including those who claim not to (e.g. the UK, read Cruel Britannia) so just what does all this mean? The world's media also dish out images of death and violence which for all intents and purposes is to entertain us. We are immersed in death and violence.
Anyway, this is truly a fascinating and mature discussion on these subjects, including many "fantasies" depicting how those involved might kill off someone who erred them. These more than likely will shock many casual viewers, but there's definitely a strong message being offered here, and one that needed to be said. Highly recommended viewing.
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