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© Philipp Baben der Erde

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2017

Elena is a student in Minsk. She is having an intense but self-destructive love affair with Viktor. When Elena's father goes to prison she has to take charge of his business dealings to help him. She drives repeatedly into the restricted zone at Chernobyl, behind the wheel of a truck, in order to smuggle contaminated steel. The conflicts with Viktor escalate, and Elena is increasingly captivated by the zone's deceptive beauty...
Genre Drama, Thriller
Category Feature
Director Lothar Herzog
Screenplay Lothar Herzog
Cinematography Philipp Baben der Erde
Cast Daria Mureeva, Evgeny Sanghadzhiev, Aleksey Filimonov, Aleksey Kravchenko, Vitaly Kotovitsky, Helga Filippova
Producer Benny Drechsel
Production Company Rohfilm Productions, in co-production with Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), WDR, ARTE
Original Version
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Robert Bosch Foundation

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