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BACK TO NOTHING | D 2015, 16:9, b/w, 98 min, German/English | with Birol Ünel, Timo Jacobs, Milton Welsh, Rummelsnuff, Aljkzindyr Narmer, Meret Becker, King Khan, Mark Philipps, Geno Lechner, David Scheller, Mario Mentrup, Komet Bernhard, Texas Terry Bomb, Hanin Elias u.v.a.
Photographer, author and filmmaker Miron Zownir’s second feature film, BACK TO NOTHING, was shot on abandoned, dilapidated locations in Berlin. A group of freaks subsist as city nomads in an uncontrolled ghetto, doomed for demolition. Hell breaks loose when their last hide out – a condemned factory complex – is to be knocked down. Kongo, Strasser, Bobby and Jackie are heading out – back to nothing. Zownir's stark b/w imagery depicts an erratic, immoral shadow world without hope or mercy, that forces his protagonists to the lowest level of survival.
The soundtrack for BACKTO NOTHING was composed by the Canadian musician King Khan, who also appears as an actor, playing the character of the Satanist PONTIUS. What does it sound like when the godfather of Voodoo Soul King Khan joins forces with underground legend and man of many talents Miron Zownir? ...  more

BRUNO S. – ESTRANGEMENT IS DEATH | A filmportrait by Miron Zownir | Germany 2002 | 60 Min | When Miron Zownir in 1995 returned to Berlin from his 15 years stay in the United States he met Bruno and photographed him for his book Radical Eye. As he got to know Bruno better he decided to document his life with the same intense uncensored and particular visual sensitivity known from his photos.
Even though Bruno was shy and full of resentments—Zownir nevertheless managed to overcome his distrust. “ There are many questions which are not easy to answer”—Bruno says even though he tried to answer them throughout his life - And  there are many wounds that time couldn’t heal. ...  more

More films by Miron Zownir:
1986  The Unbeatables (16mm)
1987  New York Marathon (video)
1988  Easy Rider (video)+ Roach Alarm in Spanish Harlem (video)
           Cacaphony or the lonesome hitman from Montana (video)
1990  Nohow on (video)
1991  El dudo (video)
1992  Dead end (16mm)
1993  Auf offener Strasse (35mm)
1997  Jetzt oder nie (35mm)
1999  Now or Never (Filmportrait von Harry Hass)

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