7. Zürcher Film Festival

by in-spitfire | created - 09 Sep 2011 | updated - 09 Sep 2011 | Public

Movies that play at the 7th Zurich Film Festival in 2011.

Not listed on IMDB:

Messies, ein schönes Chaos (Ulrich Grossenbacher) Ursula – Leben in Anderswo (Rolf Lyssy) Louise Wimmer (Cyril Mennegun, 2011) Call It a Balance In the Unbalance (Regine Lettner, 2011) Unter Wasser Atmen – Das zweite Leben des Dr. Nils Jent (Andri Hinnen, Stefan Muggl)

-Shorts Moment (Aysegül Oku) I, Soldier (Ergun Köken) Xewna Yusif (Ferit Karaha) Köy (Mustafa Dok)

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1. Rundskop (2011)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader.

Director: Michaël R. Roskam | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, Jeanne Dandoy, Barbara Sarafian

Votes: 20,098 | Gross: $0.15M

2. Skoonheid (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident.

Director: Oliver Hermanus | Stars: Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan, Michelle Scott, Albert Maritz

Votes: 1,524

3. Circumstance (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

Director: Maryam Keshavarz | Stars: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa

Votes: 6,905 | Gross: $0.44M

4. Die Farbe des Ozeans (2011)

95 min | Drama

A young German tourist tries to help an African refugee and his son to get to the Spanish mainland.

Director: Maggie Peren | Stars: Álex González, Hubert Koundé, Nathalie Poza, Sabine Timoteo

Votes: 211

5. Corpo celeste (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Thirteen year-old Marta has recently moved back to southern Italy with her mother and older sister and struggles to find her place, restlessly testing the boundaries of an unfamiliar city and the catechism of the Catholic church.

Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Yle Vianello, Salvatore Cantalupo, Pasqualina Scuncia, Anita Caprioli

Votes: 825 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Gromozeka (2011)

104 min | Drama

In present day Moscow three childhood friends in their forties - former school band players - live their everyday lives of a police officer, a taxi driver and a surgeon. They have lost ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Kott | Stars: Nikolay Dobrynin, Boris Kamorzin, Leonid Gromov, Evgeniya Dobrovolskaya

Votes: 184

7. Las acacias (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Reluctantly, a dour long-distance truck driver agrees to give a lift to a Paraguayan single mother and her five-month-old daughter to Buenos Aires. Can the palpable silence soften up the taciturn trucker's sullen heart?

Director: Pablo Giorgelli | Stars: Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani, Monica Coca

Votes: 1,985

8. Sykt lykkelig (2010)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with... See full summary »

Director: Anne Sewitsky | Stars: Agnes Kittelsen, Joachim Rafaelsen, Maibritt Saerens, Henrik Rafaelsen

Votes: 2,780 | Gross: $0.04M

9. Little Birds (2011)

R | 94 min | Drama

41 Metascore

Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.

Director: Elgin James | Stars: Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth

Votes: 4,433 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Romance

70 Metascore

In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.

Director: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen | Stars: Helene Bergsholm, Malin Bjørhovde, Henriette Steenstrup, Beate Støfring

Votes: 8,567 | Gross: $0.12M

11. Take Shelter (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

85 Metascore

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Tova Stewart

Votes: 80,770 | Gross: $1.73M

12. Vaquero (2011)

87 min | Drama

The story of Julián Lamar, an Argentine actor who tries to get a part in a North American western that will be shot in Argentina.

Director: Juan Minujín | Stars: Juan Minujín, Guillermo Arengo, Daniel Fanego, Pilar Gamboa

Votes: 185

13. After the Apocalypse (2010)

65 min | Documentary

During the Soviet era, the people of Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan were used as human guinea pigs in the testing of nuclear weapons. Today they live with the consequences: sheep graze in ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Butts

Votes: 47

14. Agnus Dei: Cordero de Dios (2011)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Jesus was sexually abused by a priest when he was an 11 year old boy. As an adult, he decides not only to denounce his aggressor but also to find him and confront him.

Director: Alejandra Sánchez

Votes: 36

15. Buck (2011)

PG | 88 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

Director: Cindy Meehl | Stars: Buck Brannaman, Gary Myers, Bibb Frazier, Betty Staley

Votes: 3,012 | Gross: $4.02M

16. Gnarr (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

From Focus World, the hilarious true story of the comedian who ran for mayor of Iceland's largest city. But what starts a joke suddenly becomes serious when people start to believe - ... See full summary »

Director: Gaukur Úlfarsson | Star: Jón Gnarr

Votes: 263

17. Beauty Day (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

Before the body-threatening antics of Jackass came crashing into public consciousness, there was Ontario's Ralph Zavadil, aka Cap'n Video, who cascaded off roofs into snowbanks, jumped off ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Cheel | Stars: Ralph Zavadil, Robert Buick, Nancy Dewar, Barbara Zavadil

Votes: 360

18. Lemon (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

Ex-con turned poet/performer Lemon Andersen fights for an exit from generations of poverty by bringing his life's secrets to the New York stage. But revisiting his troubled past has more in... See full summary »

Directors: Laura Brownson, Beth Levison | Stars: Lemon Andersen, Claire Danes

Votes: 30

19. Jag är min egen Dolly Parton (2011)

90 min | Documentary

Five women musicians are brought together by their love for singer Dolly Parton. They all have dreams for their futures, but they are also burdened by their painful pasts. During a series ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Nettelbladt | Stars: Vibeka Eiriksdottir, Gudný Fridfinnsdóttir, Gudrún Hauksdóttir, Helena Josefsson

Votes: 55

20. Italy: Love It, or Leave It (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

After their award winning documentary, 'Suddenly, Last Winter', Luca and Gustav are back. This time they have to decide: should they stay in Italy, or leave it, like so many of their ... See full summary »

Directors: Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi | Star: Frank Dabell

Votes: 344

21. Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)

R | 92 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.

Director: Andrew Rossi | Stars: David Carr, Sarah Ellison, Larry Ingrassia, Dennis Crowley

Votes: 3,133 | Gross: $1.07M

22. O Samba Que Mora em Mim (2010)

72 min | Documentary

A documentary about the life in the slum Mangueira, where the famous samba school is located.

Director: Georgia Guerra-Peixe

Votes: 19

23. Proti yli (2011)

78 min | Documentary

The state and business corruption in Greece that enriches by the metal recycling at the expense of a social margin which, while implementing the recycling, lives in extreme deprivation.

Director: Hristos Karakepelis | Stars: Spyros Magalios, Houssein Osmanoglou, Plubi Plub, Gogos Resolari

Votes: 60

24. Bully (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson, Bob Johnson

Votes: 9,464 | Gross: $4.04M

26. Die Unsichtbare (2011)

113 min | Drama

Fine suffers from not being seen but she also does her best at not being noticed, even though she is an acting student. At night, when her mentally handicapped sister Jule cannot get to ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Stine Fischer Christensen, Ulrich Noethen, Dagmar Manzel, Christina Drechsler

Votes: 851

27. Breathing (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

66 Metascore

Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed.

Director: Karl Markovics | Stars: Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Georg Friedrich, Gerhard Liebmann

Votes: 2,527 | Gross: $0.00M

28. Kriegerin (2011)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama

Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a ... See full summary »

Director: David Wnendt | Stars: Alina Levshin, Jella Haase, Sayed Ahmad, Gerdy Zint

Votes: 4,212

29. Eine ganz heiße Nummer (2011)

95 min | Comedy

When their little supermarket is threatened by bankruptcy, three shop assistants in rural Bavaria start their own phone sex line.

Director: Markus Goller | Stars: Gisela Schneeberger, Bettina Mittendorfer, Rosalie Thomass, Monika Gruber

Votes: 727

30. Westwind (2011)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

While training for sculling championship at summer camp in Hungary in 1988 East German teenage twin sisters meet young guys vacationing from Hamburg. In the meeting of east and west the bond between sisters is tested.

Director: Robert Thalheim | Stars: Friederike Becht, Luise Heyer, Franz Dinda, Volker Bruch

Votes: 374

32. Fenster zum Sommer (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

Juliane's happiness seems perfect. She is head over heals in love and has just begun a new life with August. One morning, however, she wakes up to find that she has been unexplainable ... See full summary »

Director: Henk Handloegten | Stars: Nina Hoss, Mark Waschke, Fritzi Haberlandt, Lars Eidinger

Votes: 526

34. Auf Teufel komm raus (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Crime

When the sexual repeat offender Karl D. moves in with his brother Helmut, the neighborhood of the small village unites against the two brothers. While the Federal Court of Justice ... See full summary »

Directors: Mareille Klein, Julie Kreuzer

Votes: 37

35. The Other Chelsea: A Story from Donetsk (2010)

89 min | Documentary, Drama

Donetsk is the coal-mining area of Ukraine. Here most people work for low wages in the run down mines, while others make a lot of money. No matter which side of the social divide you are on... See full summary »

Director: Jakob Preuss

Votes: 148

36. Darwin (2011)

G | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Darwin is a documentary feature about an isolated community at the end of a weathered road in Death Valley, California. Propelled from society by tragic turns, the people of Darwin (... See full summary »

Director: Nick Brandestini

Votes: 214

37. Yume (I) (2010)

64 min | Documentary, Drama

A documentary about the aspirations and hopes of three young women living in different world capitals.

Directors: Annkatrin Hausmann, Shirin Saghaie

Votes: 26

38. UXO - unexploded ordnance (2010)

71 min | Documentary, History, War

In the province of Quango Tr, the bitterly embattled front of the Vietnam War, the young soldier Bay and 40 of his fellow recruits search for mines and bombs which caused devastation more ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Weingarten | Star: Hoang Kim Bay

39. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 196,909 | Gross: $75.66M

40. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 378,811 | Gross: $169.71M

41. 50/50 (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 295,063 | Gross: $35.01M

42. Another Happy Day (2011)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics.

Director: Sam Levinson | Stars: Ellen Barkin, Ezra Miller, Ellen Burstyn, Demi Moore

Votes: 3,668

43. A Dangerous Method (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 90,810 | Gross: $5.70M

44. Poulet aux prunes (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer, Maria de Medeiros, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 8,110 | Gross: $0.25M

45. Margin Call (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany

Votes: 104,027 | Gross: $5.35M

46. Day Is Done (2011)

111 min | Documentary

A smokestack stubbornly pierces the sky. Trains rumble by down below. Lights come on in the buildings as night falls. There is a man behind the camera, looking for an image -- of himself? ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Imbach

Votes: 56

47. Jonas (2011)

106 min | Comedy

Jonas is 18-years-old and has had to repeat several years of his education. His acceptance into Brandenburg's Paul Dessau Comprehensive School is his last chance at getting any ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wilde | Star: Christian Ulmen

Votes: 653

48. Melancholia (2011)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 147,945 | Gross: $3.03M

49. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 316,869 | Gross: $75.61M

50. Restless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Romance