DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Zone M

Zone M

M stands for Molyobka or for the bends of the Sylva River which form an M in this area. Molyobka is a village in the middle of the Urals, on the border to Asia. This is where the M Zone is situated, a highly anomalous zone where seemingly inexplicable phenomena are observed. The 465 inhabitants, whose life collapsed completely after the end of the Soviet Union, are facing a hopeless future. And those who fight for bare survival will take refuge in madness, superstition or charlatanry.

Nicolas Rossi

Original Title: Zone M Country: Germany Year: 2000 Language: Russian Subtitle: VO_German Runtime: 100 min. Format: 35 mm Color: Colour Director: Eduard Schreiber Producer: à jour Film- & Fernsehproduktion, Saale Film Cinematographer: Vladimir Ponomaryov, Rainer Schulz Editor: Ingeborg Marszalek, Monika Schindler, Eduard Schreiber Music: Ulrich Hahnel Narrator: Hermann Beyer, Tamara Trampe, Christoph Engel Script: Regine Kühn, Eduard Schreiber

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