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Zoro's Solo

(Zoros Solo)
NY Premiere

Director: Martin Busker

Germany, 2019, 90 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2020

Category:Narrative Feature

Genres:Comedy, Drama

Cast:Andrea Sawatzki, Mert Dincer, Laurids Schürmann, Hadi Khanjanpour, Robert Kuchenbuch, Michael Benthin, Elmira Rafizadeh, Christine Prayon

Crew:Writers: Fabian Hebestreit, Martin Busker. Producer: Kathrin Tabler. DoP: Martin L. Ludwig; Composer: Steven Schwalbe, Justin Michael La Vallee; Editor: Kilian Schmid


A 13-year-old refugee from Afghanistan living in an emergency shelter in Germany joins a Christian boys' choir to save his father who was left stranded in Hungary, and clashes with the strict choir master.

About the director

Born in Emden in 1980, Martin Busker lives in Berlin and works as a freelance director and screenwriter. He began his career as an assistant director for various German feature film productions, while also gaining experience in filmmaking by shooting his own shorts. From 2004, he studied feature film direction at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany. His student films were shown at several international film festivals and won a number of prizes. He graduated in 2011 with his mid-length film "Halbe Portionen" (Two and a Half Heroes). "Zoro's Solo" is his first feature film.

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