Country: Italy
Year: 1995
Duration: 28'

At the dawn of the August holiday, the fifteenth, a savage war breaks out without warning. A man and a woman witness this with disbelief in their apartment. The thundering noise of the explosions breaks in from the windows, but the battles are outside of their line of vision. The electric current is down. The telephone is off. The batteries of the radio are corroded. The man wants to go out, but the woman does not let him. They are stuck at home. The memory of their past helps them get beyond their condition as animals in a cage. The sound of the bell opens the door to an unforeseen epilogue.


film director

Roberto Dordit

Robero Dordit (Venice, 1964) studied architecture and then moved to Trieste, where he worked as a photographer in advertising. From 1988 to 1990 he worked as a director with RAI television for the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. In 1991 he documented part of the conflict in ex-Yugoslavia, from the first clashes between the Serbs and the Slovenes to clashes between the Serbs and the Croats in western Slavonia. In 1993 he founded an acting school in Lubiana, Slovenia. He then moved to Rome in order to establish relations with film producers. This got him a job as second cashier in a movie theater. In 1994 he received an inheritance, which enabled him to make Zoo.


Le zone umide dell'alto Adriatico (doc., 1987), Vibrisse (video, 1988), Sotto il livello del mare (16mm, 1989), Badia (doc., 1992), Part-time Love (1993), Zoo (1995).


& Credits

Director: Roberto Dordit.
Director of photography: Tommaso Borgstrom.
Art director: Alessandro Pettini, Samantha Marsili.
Editor: Paola Fornasier, Luciana Pandolfelli.
Cast and characters: Patrizia Piccinini (lei), Lorenzo Majnoni (lui).
Production company: Zoo Film, via Garzarolli 189, 34170 Gorizia, tel. +390481-20374.