In Production

Woods

Feature Film

Elena (23) is studying International Business in Minsk, Belarus. One day she receives a call: her father has been arrested. Elena decides to leave Minsk for their small hometown and to continue her father’s business. She finds out that her father had been illegally selling contaminded scrap metal from the restricted zone around Tchernobyl. Soon she seems to pursue her father’s business with courage and efficiency. But Elena is drawn into mafia-like connections, that she cannot oversee. Meanwhile her relationship with her boyfriend Viktor (27) seems be going more and more off balance.
She is trapped between the lines and increasingly puts herself at danger. Finally Viktor leaves her. When Elena is caught in a robbery the situation gets out of hand and leads to an abrupt act of violence…

Feature film by: Lothar Herzog
Germany
Year of Production: 2016
Writers: Lothar Herzog
Producers: Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stöter
Production company: Rohfilm Productions (GER) in co-production with ARTE/WDR
Development supported by: German Federal Film Board, Robert-Bosch-Foundation, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM)
Supported by: ARTE, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Dffb

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