Zeros and Ones

ZEROS AND ONES is a film of lockdown and war, danger and espionage, American soldiers, Chinese middlemen, Middle-Eastern holy men, provocateurs, diplomats, rogue elements of the KGB, and the Mossad, informants, killers, and rebels. Male or female interchangeable, allegiance and history fluid, where data and information last known, is the most valuable and only commodity. A casbah-esque landscape of noir streets, the feeling of Paris at the end of the occupation, but set in today’s postmodern, ancient and unchangeable Rome – the nights deserted except for the shadowy military and their operatives, paranoia and fear both masked and dangerous – all awaiting imminent attack. Piazza Vittorio, ground zero for our film. J. Jericho is its hero. An American soldier armed with a video camera, service revolver, and a surgical mask, he is of rank and privilege and deep within the inner circle of elite fellow officers who are the law among the lawless, their contacts, and their informers. The central event is the destruction of the Vatican which will be blown into the night sky – the truth of this, and the fake news surrounding exactly who is responsible and why is only part of the story. More important is JJ’s own brother – the radical, the wanted revolutionary, the martyr, savior, and public enemy accused of pushing our world towards a final confrontation, one that will force all the players to finally choose a side, then take a stand.


Ethan Hawke
Zeros and Ones - Poster 1

Zeros and Ones

Abel Ferrara

  • Fiction
Production Country / Year
Germany, United States, United Kingdom, Italy 2020
en. OF ohne UT
DCP, Color, 85min
2.39:1, Discrete 5.1

Director & Crew

Abel Ferrara 1

Abel Ferrara

Born in 1951 in New York/USA. Graduated from the State University of New York at Purchase. Active as director and producer.


1979 THE DRILLER KILLER, Spielfilm

1981 MS.45, Spielfilm

1987 CHINA GIRL, Spielfilm

1990 KING OF NEW YORK, Spielfilm

1992 BAD LIEUTENANT, Spielfilm

1996 THE FUNERA, Spielfilm

1998 NEW ROSE HOTEL, Spielfilm

2005 MARY, Spielfilm

2014 WELCOME TO NEW YORK, Spielfilm

2019 THE PROJECTIONIST, Dokumentarfilm HOF 2019

TOMMASO, Spielfilm

2020 SIBERIA, Spielfilm

2021 ZEROS AND ONES, Spielfilm HOF 2021

Abel Ferrara
Director of Photography
Sean Price Williams
Leonardo Daniel Bianchi
Production Designer
Renate Schmaderer
Costume Designer
Maya Gili
Lavinia Burcheri
Executive Producer
Diana Phillips
Philipp Kreuzer