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a film by Shu Lea Cheang




a film by Shu Lea Cheang

Produced by Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion in coproduction with amard bird films

Narrative feature, 80 min, DE 2017


World Premiere at Berlinale 2017 - Panorama Section



Set in the post-AIDS future of 2060, where the Government is the first to declare the era AIDS FREE, mutated AIDS viruses give birth to ZERO GEN - humans that have genetically evolved in a very unique way. These gender fluid ZERO GENs are the bio-drug carriers whose white fluid is the hypernarcotic for the 21st century, taking over the markets of the 20th century white powder high.

A new war on drugs begins and the ZERO GEN are declared illegal. The Government dispatches drug-resistant replicants for round-up arrest missions. When one of these government android's immunity breaks down and its pleasure centers are activated, the story becomes a tangled multi-thread plot and the ZERO GENs are caught among underground drug lords, glitched super agents, a scheming corporation and a corrupt government.


Distributor: Rapid Eyes Movies


World Sales: Raspberry & Cream



World Premiere: Berlinale Panorama 2017

Guadalajara IFF 2017

Bafici 2017

documenta Kassel 2017

L’Étrange Festival 2017

Split FF 2017

Perth International Queer FF 2017

Queer Lisboa 2017

Women Make Waves FF 2017

APO33 2017

Emmetrop Bourges 2017

La Boca Erótica FF 2018

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo 2018

MIX NYC Presents 2018

Cinéma Spoutnik Geneva 2018

Anthology Film Archives NYC 2018

Outview FF 2018

"Neo Ultra Punk" @ Institute of Contemporary Arts London 2018

BUT FF 2018

RPL Film Theatre & Dunlop Art Gallery 2019

Centro Cultural Azkuna Zentroa de Bilbao 2019

Scottish Queer IFF 2020

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi 2020

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