In «Tomasso and the Dance of the Ghosts» as well as in «Siberia» » Bad Lieutenant » director Abel Ferrara processed his biography and his dreams in very personal films, whereby he let himself be played by Willem Dafoe, and especially » Siberia » looks like a hallucination made into a film. In Zeros And Ones , Ethan Hawke , currently starring as an antagonist in the new Marvel series Moon Knight , takes on a dual role that reflects two sides of Abel Ferrara’s personality.
«Siberia» seems as if Abel Ferrara had transferred his dreams to the screen in a comparatively unfiltered manner, and «Zeros And Ones», which was completely different in terms of content, has also not become an accessible film. Ethan Hawke plays a US elite soldier in Rome, which consists of many largely empty streets due to the corona pandemic. The soldier deals with terrorist attacks and has a brother (also played by Ethan Hawke) who may belong to a terrorist cell.
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The trailer may hide the shape of «Zeros And Ones» a bit. This film is about an impressionistic series of images of deep black or at least very dark images from hand-held camera recordings that appear spontaneous and our critic Teresa Vena didn’t get much with this aesthetic. In the official FILMSTARTS review, «Zeros And Ones» only got 1.5 stars, in the conclusion it says: «Even Ethan Hawke as [«Abel Ferrara’s»] double alter ego seems as colorless and uninspired as the allusions to the current pandemic .”
If you are still curious about the extraordinary project, you don’t have to wait too long: «Zeros And Ones» will be released on May 5, 2022 on DVD and Blu-ray, pre-orders are already possible.
The FILMSTARTS review of «Zeros And Ones»
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