Zero Killed is out in Berlin cinemas on February 6.
Kosakowski’s premise – allow people to act out their murder fantasies on the condition that they themselves develop and take part in the scenario – is certainly appealing and promises some rare and off-beat psychological insights. But these are only partially realised in a film that relies overly on participants whose authenticity is invalidated by the fact that they are performers anyhow (and familiar with fantasy re-enactment), whilst an overload of talking heads divests what drama there is of its potential charge.
Zero Killed | Directed by Michal Kosakowski (Germany, Australia 2012) documentary. Starts February 6
Originally published in issue #14, February 2014.