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Zoom - It's Always About Getting Closer

Zoom  - It's Always About Getting Closer

The young Romanian Wanda works as a callgirl. She has no idea that her retiring neighbour Waller has his eye on her the whole time. She also doesn't know that Waller is blackmailing her clients with his videotapes, or that this is the source of the money she finds in her mailbox.

Waller and Wanda get to know each other by chance one day in the lobby of their house. Waller tries to find out Wanda's secret, but she refuses to answer and tries to shake him off. Wanda has enough problems. She is being blackmailed by her husband, who is keeping their son hostage. It is for him she goes on the streets.

When Waller discovers her fate, he sees himself as her guardian angel and promises her a new, better life. Against her will, he takes her out of the milieu and abducts her onto one last "tour".

Together, they visit her clients for a second time and blackmail them again. But this time the price is higher, because for a better, new life Waller and Wanda need a lot of money ...


Otto Alexander Jahrreiss was born in 1964 and worked as a free-lance fashion photographer in Munich and Los Angeles. He worked as an assistant director and eventually taught directing at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg. In 1993 he wrote, produced and directed his first feature film, Men-Eater, that was shown at numerous festivals. He then directed TV projects such as Balko (TV series), the TV movies Die Stimme des Moerders and China Dream , and the features All About Bob (Alles Bob, 1999) and Zoom - It's Always About Getting Closer (2000).
Genre Thriller, Drama, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Otto Alexander Jahrreiss
Screenplay Markus Hoffmann, Otto Alexander Jahrreiss
Cinematography Hannes Hubach
Behruz Torbati
Martin Todsharow, Till Broenner
Cast Oana Solomon, Albert Kitzler, Götz Schubert, Florian Lukas
Producer Michael Schwarz
Production Company Vega Film/Berlin
Length 95 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Sound Technology Dolby Digital, Dolby SR
Festivals Montreal 2000, Rotterdam 2001, Berlin 2001 (Panorama)

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