EN - The human being is a sick animal; its natural impulses and drive for self-development have been imprisoned by reason and culture. Lou and Martin, two adolescents living on an island, attempt to escape the suffocation of overprotective parents. Will they succeed in building trust in the midst of forces that drive them apart?

FR - L’humain est un animal malade. Ses impulses naturelles et l’appel vers le développement du soi ont été emprisonnés par la raison et la culture. Lou et Martin, deux adolescents habitant une île, essaient d’échapper la suffocation de parents surprotecteurs. Est-ce qu’ils pourront maintenir confiance indépendamment des circonstances qui les éloignent l’un de l’autre ?


Title Eau zoo
Original title Eau zoo
Original language French
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-10-19


Cast Martin Nissen, Margaux Lonnberg, Clement Bertrand, Clement Louis, Delphine Girard
Photography Alex Moyroud
Editing Emilie Verhamme
Sound Lucas Le Bart
Art director Tatiana Smadja
Music Stimming

Technical specs

Running time film 78'



2014: Film Fest Ghent (BE), Torino Film Festival (IT)

Torino Film Festival invites three Flemish debuts

Violet by Bas Devos and Teodora Ana Mihai’s Waiting for August have both been selected for competition at this year’s Torino Film Festival (21-29 November). Emilie Verhamme’s feature film debut Eau Zoo will have its international premiere at the Festival, while In Your Name, co-produced with Flanders, and Michaël R. Roskam’s The Drop are also part of the line-up.

Eau ZooAfter stops in Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Montreal and Los Angeles, Violet now heads for Turin, where it is to screen in the Torino 32 competition programme. Screening in the TFFDOC documentary competition, meanwhile, is Teodora Ana Mihai’s Waiting for August. Emilie Verhamme’s Eau Zoo receives its international premiere at the Torino Film Festival.

Published on Tuesday 18 November 2014

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Short info

Director Emilie Verhamme
Producers Emilie Verhamme, Holden Wallace
Writers Emilie Verhamme

Holden Wallace
Emilie Verhamme
Stationsstraat 14
3800 Sint-Truiden


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