The shooting of the motion picture, Zazy (WT), by author and director M.X.Oberg, started on Monday, March 9th, 2015, in Cologne (Germany).
Zazy (18) does an apprenticeship as a tailor in a little city in the region of Trentino (Italy). There, she gets to know the elegant and quite wealthy Marianna (39) from Germany, and scents the opportunity to ascend to a better class. Together with her boyfriend, Tomek (23), Zazy finds a way to sneak into Marianna’s life. Soon, the young couple has a firm grip on Marianna—a sadistic power game begins.
Zazy is played by Ruby O. Fee, who is currently to be seen in German cinemas in the movie, Als wir träumten (As We Were Dreaming), by Andreas Dresen. Als wir träumten celebrated its world premiere at this year’s Berlinale Competition. For her role in the episode, Happy Birthday, Sarah of the German crime series, Tatort, Ruby O. Fee was honored with the Cinema Jupiter Award for Best National Actress 2014, and with the German Television Prize, Günter-Strack-Fernsehpreis, for Best New Actress. She is one of the most promising and most successful young German actresses.
Side by side with Ruby O. Fee and in front of cameraman, Ralf M. Mendle, Paul Boche plays the role of Zazy’s boyfriend Tomek, Petra Van de Voort plays Marianna, and Philippe Brenninkmeyer plays her husband Maximilian.
M.X.Oberg is responsible for screenplay and direction. Before, M.X.Oberg was able to enter an international success with his arthouse movie The Stratosphere Girl.
Zazy is produced by the Cologne-based production company, gilles mann filmproduktion, with producers Daniel Mann and Marco Gilles, in co-production with MMC Movies, Bastie Griese and Philip Borbély, in association with WeFadeToGrey, Torus, Maier Bros., and Ludwig Kameraverleih.
Andrea Hanke is responsible on behalf of the German broadcaster, WDR, and Cooky Ziesche for broadcaster RBB. Film distributor, Joachim Kühn (Real Fiction Filmverleih), will bring Zazy (WT) to the movie theaters. Theatrical release is announced for summer 2016. The production is supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, and the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF).
The shooting will take place until mid-April in Cologne, in the MMC Studios, throughout North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), and will end in Riva del Garda in the region of Trentino (North Italy).
Photo: f.l.t.r.: Ralf M. Mendle (DOP), Marco Gilles (producer, gilles mann filmproduktion), Bastie Griese (co-producer, MMC Movies), Philippe Brenninkmeyer (Maximilian), Ruby O. Fee (Zazy), M.X.Oberg (screenplay and direction), Petra van de Voort (Marianna), Philip Borbély (co-producer, MMC Movies), Daniel Mann (producer, gilles mann filmproduktion). © gilles mann filmproduktion 2015