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Land of Oblivion (2011)

La terre outragée (original title)
Chernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station.

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Michale Boganim

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Michale Boganim, Antoine Lacomblez (contributing writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Olga Kurylenko ... Anya
Andrzej Chyra ... Alexei
Ilya Iosifov Ilya Iosifov ... Valery - aged 16
Sergey Strelnikov Sergey Strelnikov ... Dmitri (as Sergei Strelnikov)
Vyacheslav Slanko Vyacheslav Slanko ... Nikolay
Nicolas Wanczycki Nicolas Wanczycki ... Patrick
Nikita Emshanov Nikita Emshanov ... Piotr
Tatyana Rasskazova Tatyana Rasskazova ... Anya's mother
Julia Artamonov Julia Artamonov ... Karine
Natalya Tkachenko Natalya Tkachenko ... Léna (as Natalya Bartyeva)
Marina Bryantseva Marina Bryantseva ... Mowgli
Vladyslav Akulyonok Vladyslav Akulyonok ... Valery - aged 6
Dmitriy Surzhikov ... Andrei
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Chernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station.

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25 years ago, life was sweet in Chernobyl

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France | Ukraine | Poland | Germany

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28 March 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Land of Oblivion See more »

Filming Locations:

Chernobyl, Ukraine

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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Written by Lev Knipper (as L. Knipper) and Viktor Gusev (as V. Gusev)
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Movie about memories turning to a fragile dust
14 February 2018 | by siipolaSee all my reviews

If someone has read Svetlana Alexievich book "Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster" /"Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future" , readers probably find this movie as complex and breath-taking as those real eyewitness, post-traumatic stories.

People who are moving to a different place greatly miss all the memories and people, related to a certain place, certain environment. Its a drama of people who suddenly had no choice but move and therefore in some point in their lives wanting to search back for their inner state of comfort and happiness.

Main character Anya who lost her husband in her wedding day tries to re-live her possible life with another man, living near the Zone and working in the Pripyat city as a guide. She understands that trying to re-live her possible life track as if 1986 wouldn't existed doesn't make her happier. She feels lost and unsteady for making new choices.

There is also a story line of a father and kid who got seperated by the tragic events of 1986. That story line portrays endless guilt that the father couldn't resolve during the next decade. He simply dissapeared from his wife and childs life, probably because of fearing to face consequences of accident or possible trial. The kid, however is trying to find him.

In short words, movie shows how environmental catastrophe could impact lives of ordinary people.


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