In a desperate attempt to leave the past behind, Nina is wandering along Europe’s motorways. She meets a German lorry driver and joins him on his journeys. Slowly it becomes clear that her drive to hang around in the truckers’ scene is a result of the pain caused by the ultimate betrayal.
Plunging into the raw journey of a woman reeling from tragedy, this frank depiction of female sexuality earned comparisons with Steve McQueen’s Shame. A sombre yet compelling road movie, Zurich conveys its character’s inner conflicts through a fragmented structure and striking visuals.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States