Atomkraft Forever

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Atomkraft Forever

Atomkraft Forever
Carsten Rau
German Competition
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
94 minutes
German,
French
subtitles: 
German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing
World premiere

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In the Cinemas

27.10.2020
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CineStar 2
Atomkraft Forever
27.10.2020
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CineStar 2
Atomkraft Forever
29.10.2020
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Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
Atomkraft Forever
Free entry
29.10.2020
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Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
Free entry
Atomkraft Forever
01.11.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Atomkraft Forever
01.11.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Atomkraft Forever

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Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Carsten Rau
Hauke Wendler
Carsten Rau
SWR Südwestrundfunk
NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Timo Grosspietsch
Andrzej Krol
Carsten Rau
Stephan Haase
Augusto Castellano
Ketan Bhatti
Vivan Bhatti
Carsten Rau

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Carsten Rau
rau@pier53.de

This detailed and sober look at the issue of nuclear power begins where Germany is currently standing: with shutting it off. It’s precisely because the film is anything but alarmist that the alarming aspect of the situation becomes clear. The nuclear nightmare is not over; a safe final nuclear waste repository is not in sight. And yet, boosted by the coal phase-out, many people seem to see “clean” nuclear energy as an option again. The terror of climate change trumps the terror of the nuclear worst case scenario. A zero sum game.

Carsten Rau succeeds masterfully in calmly probing the heated controversy. He talks to people who live with and off nuclear power. Engineer, scientist or innkeeper, he very deliberately frames them all with the same mixture of seriousness and nonchalance. The story is told without dramatisation, but with stunningly “beautiful” images that make the fascination with this technology quite comprehensible. When hip French nuclear engineers finally try to join the front line of climate protesters, we realise how false the talk of an “unavoidable option” is and always has been. The portrait of a society emerges that walked into a blind alley with open eyes and is slowly coming to realise that with every step it takes it is moving further away from the exit.
Luc-Carolin Ziemann
Nominated for DEFA Sponsoring Prize, Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize, VER.DI Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness, Gedanken Aufschluss Prize, Young Eyes Film Award
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