Daniel Radcliffe, IMPERIUM
Daniel Radcliffe, IMPERIUM

Daniel Radcliffe will present two of his most recent films, IMPERIUM and SWISS ARMY MAN, at the upcoming 2016 Zurich Film Festival (ZFF).

Daniel Ragussis’s IMPERIUM will have a gala premiere screening at the festival on Friday, September 30th, with both the director and star in attendance to present the film.

In addition to presenting the gala premiere of IMPERIUM, Radcliffe will host a special screening of the critically acclaimed SWISS ARMY MAN, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, in which he plays a corpse alongside Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano (PRISONERS, LOVE & MERCY) on Saturday, October 1st.

Radcliffe will also discuss his amazing body of work at a workshop presented within the public ZFF Masters series – a signature master class series now in its 11th year.


Daniel Ragussis directed IMPERIUM from his own screenplay, which was based off a story by Michael German. The film is the feature directorial debut for Ragussis.

Inspired by real events, IMPERIUM follows Nate Foster (Radcliffe), a young, idealistic FBI agent, who goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

Starring alongside Radcliffe in the film are Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, GLASSLAND) and Tracy Letts (THE BIG SHORT, ELVIS & NIXON).


In SWISS ARMY MAN, Paul Dano plays Hank, a man stranded on a desert island who is attempting suicide when he sees a corpse wash ashore portrayed by Radcliffe. He develops a type of friendship with the dead body and discovers that he can manipulate the cadaver like a multi-purpose tool and ends up reanimating him from the dead. The conversations between the two men reveal Hank’s insecurities and through deliberately ambiguous storytelling, it is not clear if Hank has simply fantasized these interactions but resolves to take charge of his life when he gets back to society.

The film was written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.

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