Zero (Zéró)

(2016, feature, 35mm, color, 83 minutes, cinemascope, DolbyDigital)
co-produced with:Czech Republic, Germany
drama, experimental

A bee-keeper initiates fight against the society of consumption for saving the bees.

N, the director of a honey bottling factory produces fake honey. One day, after an accident caused by a bee, he is tasting real honey and his entire life changes radically. He leaves his factory, settles down in a forest and starts working with bees in the real way.
His bees get chased away and killed  – as it turns out -, by the harmful effects of a nearby mobile phone tower. He falls in love with L, the daughter of the director of the mobile phone company. Their legal fight to save the bees is unsuccessful, N's last bee dies. N leaves his farm and L leaves her father and joins N.
They start attacking everything that might endanger the bees: GM crops, factories, highways and they also hack the media. They soon become known and wanted by the police, their actions grow more overt and radical. They take hostage economical leaders, including L's father, and exchange  them to their counterpart. This way they stop electricity, gas, petrol, mobile phones and internet. They execute on hook meat workers, murder bankers, shopping mall customers and the director of a film shot about them, entitled Zero. Their gerilla group is destructed by a NATO invasion. The fight grows to a nation-wide revolution. The new regime is fund by L's father and L. The nation is happy to get back electricity, the betrayed N escapes to Africa.
In Africa N learns about a remote paradise of the bees from a storyteller, he embarks on a new search. On the verge of starvation he walks into the desert, towards a new land, when...

Awards

Montevideo Fantastico - 2017

Best Director Gyula Nemes

National premiere:
24/03/2016