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The Zero Years (2005)

Today as tomorrow and as yesterday. Four women, who have been not been sterilized and are under constant toxic restraint and surveillance, are serving their term in a government-run brothel... See full summary »

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Nikos Nikolaidis
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Credited cast:
Vicky Harris Vicky Harris ... Vicky
Jenny Kitseli Jenny Kitseli ... The leader
Arhontissa Mavrakaki Arhontissa Mavrakaki ... Maro
Eftyhia Giakoumi ... Christina
Michele Valley ... Supervisor
Alkis Panagiotidis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angeliki Aristomenopoulou Angeliki Aristomenopoulou
Nefeli Efstathiadi Nefeli Efstathiadi
Christos Houliaras
Anastasia Iatrou Anastasia Iatrou
Dorothea Iatrou Dorothea Iatrou
Natasa Kapsabeli Natasa Kapsabeli
Themis Katz Themis Katz ... (as Themis Katsimihas)
Maria Margeti Maria Margeti
Giorgos Mihalakis Giorgos Mihalakis
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Today as tomorrow and as yesterday. Four women, who have been not been sterilized and are under constant toxic restraint and surveillance, are serving their term in a government-run brothel. Their duty is to have sex with their customers without remorse. The relations between them are at a critical point; food and water are scarce, their house is rotting and ready to collapse. Nothing on the outside exists any more. Nightmarish visions, simulated miscarriages and rapes, injections and nausea all make up their daily routine. Yet their dream they have been not been sterilized by the State. there goal is to have a child. One day, one of their customers disappears. The interrogations begin. Written by Marni Films

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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"THE ZERO YEARS" is a chronology of the end of civilization
25 March 2006 | by deadonaldSee all my reviews

In The zero years the geography of this "asylum" that may once have offered some security to its inmates, is today totally controlled by the State. Big Brother watches and imposes his rules. The four women who are forced to live together offer their sexual services, guided by Kafkaesque powers.

The camera almost point-blank on their faces creates a claustrophobic ambiance and "staged" baroque atmosphere, which, however, does not repel, despite its harsh tones. This is due to an underlying, one might say purifying sarcasm, to the "black" humor with which the material is managed and that transforms the gloom into a remorseless underground music, to an image of unadulterated real life.


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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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