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The Autumn of Zao

The Autumn of Zao

A Short film by Nikolaus Roche-Kresse

Produced by Come And See Productions

Production year : 2015


Zao is a little boy with an incurable disease, in a house beside a lake. A little girl, Cloe, leads through the forest and tells him the legend of the lake monster. Beyond the pain, death and time, The Autumn of Zao is a hymn to dream, life and childhood.

This is a story where a little boy can create its own scale of serenity facing death, through his imagination.




Videos (2)


The Autumn of Zao

Trailer (International)


The Autumn of Zao


Actors (4)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Come And See Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Next Film Distribution

Co-production :

Mandragore Films

Photos (7)

Full credits (19)

Executive Producer :

Mélanie Couraud

Sound Recordist :

Romain Lecomte

Co-producers :

Matthieu Choquette, Pierre-Claude Gaumerd, Nikolaus Roche-Kresse, François-Xavier Marchi, José Monplet

Assistant Operator :

Jean-Baptiste Seror

Production Manager :

Matthieu Choquette

Sound Editor :

Iannis Héaulme

Production Designer :

Léa Triboulet

Chief Lighting Technician :

Érick Meurice

Grader :

Yannig Willmann

Sound Mixer :

Lionel Guenoun

Assistant Director :

Nicolas Menzer

Screenwriters :

Hugues Fléchard, Nathanaël Godart, Alain Richard

Director of Photography :

Fabien Drugeon

Camera Operator :

Fabien Drugeon

Editors :

Sylvain Cadran, Louis Welti

Continuity supervisor :

Pauline Bugeon

Music Composer :

Laurent Couson

Visual effects :

Julien Laurent, Nikolaus Roche-Kresse, Yannig Willmann

Make-up Artist :

Mélanie Bruno

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Fantasy, Drama

Themes :

Childhood, Illness, Imagination, Death

Production language :

French, Italian

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

18 min 11 seconds

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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