1980, USSR. Crimean Tatars’ rights activist and political prisoner Mustafa Jemilev, who became known around the globe after his hunger strike for 303 days in the Soviet prison, is exiled to the settlement Zyryanka in Siberia, where he must work at the oxygen station. His routine and primitive job of filling tanks with oxygen is similar to the one of Sisyphus. Zyryanka is many thousands of kilometres away from another place where, in 1944 the Soviet regime deported Mustafa’s nation, Crimean Tatars. Mustafa, then just a baby, was expelled from his homeland, Crimea, without any legal ability to return home. This inextinguishable pain burns him from the inside and pushes him to resist. Three people head toward him across the huge country with different goals - to meet, to destroy, to protect.
Cast / Borys Orlov , Khrystyna Deilyk , Viktor Poltoratskyi Writer / Mykhailo Brynykh DoP / Thomas Stokowski Editor / Ivan Bannikov , Karolina Maciejewska Sound / Kryštof Blabla , Vasyl Yavtushenko Music / Jun Miyake Costumes / Maria Kero Make-Up / Daryna Hnatiukova