Land Of Oblivion
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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On 26 April 1986, Anya and Piotr marry. Little Valery and his father Alexei, a physicist at the power station in Chernobyl, plant an apple tree. Nikolai, the forest warden, makes his rounds in the surrounding forests. Then, an accident occurs at the power station. Insidiously, the radioactivity transforms nature. The rain is yellow, the trees turn red. Piotr, a volunteer fireman, leaves to extinguish the flames. He never returns. A few days later, the population is evacuated. Alexei, forced to keep silent by the authorities, prefers to disappear. Ten years later, the deserted region has become a no man's land and a bizarre tourist attraction. Anya comes to the Zone every month as a tour guide, while Valery goes there to look for traces of his father. And Nikolai continues to cultivate a poisonous garden. With the passing of time, will they be able to accept the hope of a new life?

tags: Feature film

Cast: Andrzej Chyra, Sergey Strelnikov, Olya Josifov, Vyacheslav Slanko, Olga Kurylenko


Screenplay: Michale Boganim

Director of Photography: Yorgos Arvanitis, Antoine Heberlé

Film Editor: Anne Weil, Thierry Derocles

Composer: Leszek Mozdzer

Production Designer: Bruno Margery

Costume Design: Svetlana Poberezhna

Sound: Frédéric de Ravignan, Francois Waledisch

Producer: Yaël Fogiel, Hanneke van der Tas, Violetta Kaminiska

Production Company: Les Films Du Poisson

World Sales: Le Pacte

Distributor: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH

Director: Michale Boganim