Indie Trailer Sunday: Pawel Borowski's Polish Thriller 'Zero'

September 27, 2009

Zero Trailer

Continuing our new Indie Trailer Sunday tradition, today's new trailer is for a Polish thriller called Zero. It's the latest film from Polish filmmaker Pawel Borowski (of the short I Love You previously). Zero is 24 hours in the lives of a few people in a city and is a complete loop. I don't fully understand the concept, but I have a feeling it might be like an extension of Gaspar Noé's Irreversible, where the film takes the narrative and twists it in a more artistic and weird way. That said, this trailer is absolutely brilliant, and thanks to Twitch, you can check it out below. Although it doesn't have subtitles, it's still really awesome to watch.

Watch the trailer for Pawel Borowski's Zero:

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The film's narrative principle follows the character who spoke the last word in the dialogue. It's the story of numerous characters and of whose fate we will learn as much as this narrative principle allows.

Zero is both written and directed by the up-and-coming Polish filmmaker Pawel Borowski, of only the short film I Love You previously. The project is produced by Opus Film based out of Poland and is apparently completed and ready to go and has already been screening, according to Twitch. We have no clue when or if this will ever be coming to the US, but we'll keeping our eye out for it at upcoming festivals. So stay tuned!

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I don't understand how is this trailer brilliant to you. Maybe that's because I do understand every word 🙂 But there's one thing I have to say - polish trailers, or should I say 'our' trailers are rather awful so this one is the step in right direction.

kz on Sep 27, 2009


Yeah, I don't see how that's brilliant. The trailer has no context unless you speak polish.

Fuelbot on Sep 27, 2009


#2 I can asure you - it has no context even if you do speak polish. 😛

kz on Sep 27, 2009


Maybe I can just appreciate the nuances more than you guys, but I love this trailer because of the way it builds and the visuals and the music and everything. Despite I can't understand it, I think the way it's put together is fantastic, and I really love it for that. And I dig the concept, too.

Alex Billington on Sep 27, 2009


Looks like a bunch of different stories interwoven, like Crash or 21 Grams.

Collin on Sep 27, 2009


Sounds like Muse is the music? I'm not sure if it really is or not but I've always felt if you put any Muse song to a trailer it makes it 10 times better for some reason.

TheManWithNoName on Sep 27, 2009


Wow that... that didn't do anything for me in the slightest. I couldn't be more uninterested.

Syphous on Sep 27, 2009


@#5 Agreed

Victor on Sep 27, 2009


#5 totally right. I'm a bit tired of this "bunch of stories happening at once-- but don't worry! In the end they all connect :D" movie rehash business.

Jon E. on Sep 27, 2009


Discounting the language issue, I saw nothing on this trailer that WOWED me. I agree with #5 about his thoughts on this trailer. Maybe subtitles would have helped its cause.

Ezza on Sep 27, 2009


24 STORIES I have an affair I don't want it! My wife had an accident. I don't know, what I fell. The guy is on the hurry [and sth which I could not understand :P] 24 HOURS Fuck off, I told ya! I've just almost died. What?! In my opinion he has someone. Do you love me? /What do you think? Get off! You are all the same! The same in what way? Drunkers... We fucked it... This some kinf of gangsta stuff, I don't want to end whith the bullet in my head You rubbish [I'm not sure if it is really what it is :P] ONE WRONG ANSWER I think I'll go for it Yeah? What is your name anyway? Does it matter?

Borek on Sep 27, 2009


Alex did you ever think that maybe you just appreciate bull shit?

DoomCanoe on Sep 27, 2009


^^^Ummm wtf is this guy rambling about?

Cody on Sep 27, 2009


you mean my comment? this is the translation of this trailer.

Borek on Sep 27, 2009


With only watching the trailer once, the only thing I really liked was the music..

Eric on Sep 28, 2009


Well this trailer is crap, especially for sb who's Polish. I really don't know what's to appreciate here. It's poorly shot and acting is pathethic.

CookieMonst4 on Sep 29, 2009


@#1 Totally right:P

CookieMonst4 on Sep 29, 2009


I appreciate the trailer. I'm quite intrigued, but then again I love stories with unique narrative structures. Thanks for the translation Borek.

Issa Rae on Sep 29, 2009


I saw this movie yesterday and its brilliant. And on Warsaw Film Festival it has English subtitles so maybe you can see it in US

Roman on Oct 19, 2009

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