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White Horse

Weißes Pferd



The filmmakers accompany Maxim Surkow to his home of Pripjat in the Ukraine, a defunct town three kilometres away from Chernobyl. In April 1986, Maxim and his family were evacuated to Kiev three days after the catastrophe – along with 48,000 of the town’s other inhabitants. Amongst the decaying remnants of his old apartment he discovers the childhood and youth he believed was lost.

USA / France 2007, 18 min


Maryann De Leo, Christophe Bisson