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Yesterday I posted stills for Rie Rasmussen's feature length directorial debut Human Zoo which premiered at Berlinale only a couple of months ago, and today I was able to scrounge up a trailer which surprisingly has a large amount of English dialog and subtitles for the rest. While it doesn't give away much, it shares some hint that our female lead is some type of badass via Kosovo and I'm greatly looking forward to this.

Human Zoo is the story of a half Albanian half Serbian girl set in both the time of the worst fighting in Kosovo Serbia, as well as present day Marseille France where being an illegal immigrant is tricky when your "government deemed unfit by the international community make you so" too. Presented like a novel in the non linear storytelling of the two interwoven time lines we follow Adria through horrific executions, comical naked altercations and subtle moments of love that shape her existence in her cage without bars. From air strikes in Belgrade and the underworld of Europe, to lust at first sight that could be love, to the simple connection of just holding hands. As "a product of imaginary lines around failed states" Adria tries to find her balance looking for identity as a human female while being raised and trained in the mostly male perpetuated zoo of violence. It's not her game but she can learn...well!

Trailer after the break. (NSFW)

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