Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Club Zero

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 21, 2024
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $34.95
Studio: Film Movement

Austrian writer/director Jessica Hausner’s Club Zero combines a pitch-black comedic sensibility with elements of body horror is what plays out as a unnerving satire on contemporary inclinations toward myopic insularity and blind faith brought on by anxieties regarding food, consumerism and environmental catastrophe.

At an international boarding school, an unassuming, yet rigorous, Miss Novak (Mia Wasikowska, Blackbird) joins the teaching staff to instruct a new class on “conscious eating.” Her impressionable teenage students each have their own reasons for joining the class – to improve fitness, reduce their carbon footprint, or get extra credit. Although early lectures focus on mindful consumption, Miss Novak’s discussions soon become increasingly disordered and extreme. A suspicious headmistress (Sidse Babett Knudsen, Limbo), concerned parents and the failing health of her students lead everyone to question the inscrutable Miss Novak’s motivations for teaching the class. As a few devoted pupils fall deeper under her cult-like tutelage, they are given a new, even more sinister goal to aspire to – joining the ominous “Club Zero.”

The DVD and Blu-ray contain the following features:

  • Interview with director Jessica Hausner
  • Interview with star Mia Wasikowska
  • Jessica Hausner Masterclass from the Munich International Film Festival

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.