Zurich
Zurich

Zurich

Director Sacha Polak

Production year 2015

Length 89min.

Country The Netherlands/Germany/Belgium

SYNOPSIS

In a desperate attempt to leave the past behind, Nina is wandering along Europe’s motorways. She meets a German lorry driver, Matthias, and joins him on his journeys. Nina doesn’t reveal much about who she is, though. Slowly it becomes clear that Nina’s drive to hang around in the truckers’ scene is a result of the pain caused by the ultimate betrayal that has befallen her.

CAST & CREW

Sacha Polak
Sacha Polak

Director

Producer

Marleen Slot

Script

Helena van der Meulen

Director of Photography

Frank van den Eeden

Music by

Rutger Reinders

Edit

Axel Skovdal Roelofs

Cast

Wende Snijders, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Garry Atsma, Martijn Lakemeier

Production company

Viking Film Lindengracht 17 1015 KB Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel.: +31206254788 info@vikingfilm.nl

Sacha Polak

Sacha Polak graduated from the Dutch Film and Television Academy in 2006 with her short film, Teer, which was selected for several different IFF. After this she made the short films El Mourabbi (2007), Drang (2008) and Onder De Tafel (2008). In 2009, she attended the Directors’ Lab at the Binger Filmlab and in 2011 she directed her first feature film, Hemel. Hemel had its premiere at the 2012 Berlinale, where it received the prestigious FIPRESCI Award. Sacha spent last year in Berlin, where she was invited by the Berlinale to take part in the Residency Programme to develop Zurich. In 2013, her personal documentary New Boobs premiered at the Netherlands FF.


Filmography

Teer (2006, short), Craving (2008, short), Under the Table (2008, short), Brother (2011, short), Hemel (2012), New Boobs (2013), Zurich (2015).

FILMS 2015