ENGLAND! (2000)

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Drama. Immediately following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, Valeri Sikorski is a happy-go-lucky young man. Several years having passed, he is on his way to Kiev to pick up his friend Victor in Berlin, before travelling to England. In Berlin, Valeri meets Pavel, an icon painter, but Valeri's unpredictable behaviour ruins their business relationship. Valeri also learns that Victor has in fact died. He meets and begins an affair with Maria, whose husband helps run the guest house where Valeri is living. However, Valeri's growing ill-health threatens to make the relationship a shortlived one.

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