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English title: Zozo
Original title: Zozo
German title: Zozo
Sweden, 2005

Director: Fares, Josef
Production company: Memfis Film Rights V
Co-producers: Zentropa, Zozo Ltd., SigmaIII Films Ltd, Film i Väst, SVT
Age recommendation: 10 years and up

Zozo grows up in Beirut. Despite the ongoing civil war he lives a normal life in school and among friends. One day the most terrible thing happens and Zozo is separated from his family and now he has to make it on his own. His only hope is to make it to Sweden where his grandparents live. For Zozo it is unknown ground.

Director’s statement
“ZOZO is the film that I’ve been dreaming of doing for such a long time […] I can’t really answer why I made it; it’s just always been in my head. It’s much more personal than anything I’ve done in the past, because it’s inspired by my own life. […] Zozo is a lor cuter than I ever was..ha ha. I’d say in general, I made Zozo smarter, more soave and cooler…everything I wished I’d been”.

Swedish candidate for the Oscar Awards 2006, Malmö 2006, Sprockets Toronto 2006, Giffoni 2006 (awarded), Schlingel Chemnitz 2006, Chicago 2006 (awarded), Cinekid Amsterdam 2006, Antwerp/Brugge 2007 (awarded), Augsburg 2007, Tel Aviv 2007, Cinemagic Belfast 2007 (awarded), BUFF Malmö 2016

Study guide: Finnish

Study guide: Flemish

World sales address/es:
TrustNordisk Int. Sales (DK)

Sold to:
Sonet (S)
Jef (BE)
In The Air (NL)
Sandrew (FI)
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