EN - In a desperate attempt to leave her past behind, Nina wanders the motorways of Europe. She meets Matthias, a German truck driver, and joins him on his journeys. Nina doesn’t reveal much about who she is, though. Gradually 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.


Title Zurich
Original title Zurich
Original language Dutch, German
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-02-06


Cast Wende Snijders, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Barry Atsma, Martijn Lakemeier, Aäron Roggeman
Photography Frank van den Eeden SBC / NSC
Editing Alex Skovdal Roelofs NCE
Sound Miroslav Babic
Art director Jorien Sont
Costume Sara Hakkenberg
Makeup Françoise Mol
Music Rutger Reinders

Technical specs

Running time film 89'
Release format DCP
Other available formats DVD, QT
Aspect ratio 1:1:85
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Main producer Marleen Slot
Main production company Viking Film
Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), NFF, NTR, CoBo, Cinéart, Filmstiftung MDM, ZDF/ARTE
Production partners Viking Film (NL), A Private View (BE), Rohfilm (DE)
Tax shelter partners Belgian Tax Shelter, Casa Kafka Pictures


2015: Berlinale Forum - Berlin International Film Festival (DE)

Three from Flanders in competition in Gijón

BlackThe Ardennes and Cafard will be in official competition at the Gijón International Film Festival in Spain (20-28 November). The short film section additionally includes Copain by Jan and Raf Roosens, while Zurich and Phantom Boy, two co-productions with Flanders, have also been selected.

BlackBlack, the second feature by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah after their debut Image, competes in the festival’s official competition. It is a modern Brussels-based gang story about 15-year-old Mavela who falls in love with Marwan, a boy from a rival youth gang. The Caviar-produced film has won the Discovery Award in Toronto and the Audience Award at the Film Fest Ghent.

Published on Monday 9 November 2015

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Last edited on 10 July 2015

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Director Sacha Polak
Producers Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, Dries Phlypo
Writers Helena van der Meulen

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