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Lothar Herzog


Elena is a student in Minsk, Belarus. She has a passionate but increasingly difficult relationship with her boyfriend Victor. When her father is arrested, she has to continue his illegal business. In order to make deals for him, she repeatedly has to drive into the 'forbidden zone' of Chernobyl. She finds herself attracted by the zone’s deceptive beauty – but her life seems more and more contaminated by a destructive force...


Daria Mureeva, Evgeni Sngadzhiev, Vitali Kotovitski, Helga Filippova, Vjacheslav Shakalido, Aleksei Filimonov, Aleksei Kravchenko


Script: Lothar Herzog; Photographer: Philipp Baben der Erde; Editor: Stefanie Kosik, Lothar Herzog; Sound: Johannes Kaschek


Zurich Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, Minsk International Film Festival Listapad, Cottbus Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival

Director's Filmography

1986, 2019

Weisst du eigentlich dass ganz viele Blumen blühen im Park, short, 2011

- 5 Sehr Kurze Szenen, shorts, 2010

Wasserspiegel, short, 2008

- Yuppy Cars, short, 2008

Dahab wa lyaab, short, 2005

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