festival program / Jordan Ressler First Feature Award

Zoro’s Solo


Zoro is a 13-year-old refugee from Afghanistan living in an emergency shelter in Germany and dealing with a frosty relationship with the citizens of the town. When he learns that a local Christian boys' choir will be touring to Hungary, where his father was left stranded in a cruel camp, he plots to join the choir. His singing talent is exceptional, but he will have to overcome his sharp clash or personalities with the strict choir master.

Featuring beautiful cinematography, sharp performances, and a pitch-perfect mix of humor and pathos, Zoro’s Solo is a notable feature debut for director Martin Busker.

On Sunday, March 8 enjoy a pre-screening wine reception courtesy of the Consulate General of Germany in Miami. Reception will start promptly at 3pm.

This screening is sponsored by the German Consulate General Miami and the Jordan Alexander Ressler Charitable Fund.

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Director Bio

Martin Busker is a filmmaker living in Berlin, Germany. He studied feature film direction at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Zoro’s Solo is his feature film debut.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Martin Busker
  • Producer(s)
    Kathrin Tabler
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Martin Busker, Fabian Hebestreit
  • Cinematographer(s)
    Martin L. Ludwig
  • Composer
    Steven Schwalbe, Justin Michael La Vallee
  • Cast
    Andrea Sawatzki, Mert Dincer, Laurids Schürmann, Hadi Khanjanpour, Robert Kuchenbuch, Michael Benthin, Elmira Rafizadeh, Christine Prayon

Film Info