In KILLING ZOE, a young man (Eric Stoltz) goes to Paris to help his childhood friend rob a bank. This is a portrait of a generation of young adults in their twenties living in a diseased world, lost and looking for a way out through immediate gratification. The film achieves its goal in a disgusting, vulgar and nauseating manner with scenes of drug and alcohol excess, sadistic sex, nudity, and gory violence.
Screenwriter Roger Avary makes his directorial debut with KILLING ZOE in which Zed, an American safecracker, arrives in Paris to help his childhood friend, Eric, rob a bank. Upon his arrival, however, he meets Zoe, a Parisian prostitute. They are together for only a few hours but instantly fall in love. Later, Eric arrives to take Zed on a night of drunken indulgence involving heroin, cocaine, alcohol, and a homosexual rape. The next morning, the group storms the bank and takes hostages, including Zoe (a bank teller by day). Conditions deteriorate as Eric goes berserk, randomly and brutally executing several hostages. The police arrive, and it is every man for himself as Zed is forced to choose between Eric and Zoe.
KILLING ZOE is filled with vulgar dialogue, unrealistic and predictable events, sadistic sex, nudity, and repulsive, gory violence. Heroin and alcohol abuse abound in nihilistic philosophy and blasphemous symbolism mocking the Cross of Christ. Eric is Avary’s commentary on a diseased generation, bent on self-destruction. KILLING ZOE provides no answers to the problems of a sinful society, answers we find in Jesus Christ. It is merely a redundant, gratuitous and offensive portrayal of nihilistic sociopaths.
(AB, NA, LLL, VVV, SS, NN, A, D) Nihilistic, pagan worldview with overt blasphemy against the Cross of Christ; 117 obscenities, 5 profanities & vulgar & suggestive language throughout; gory & excessive violence, homosexual rape & brutal murders; promiscuity depicted; partial female nudity; and, repulsive, graphic scenes of drunkenness & drug abuse.