“Norilsk, l’étreinte de glace”
Documentary by François-Xavier Destors. Released May 15, 2019. Isolated from the chaos of humanity by a continent of ice, Norilsk is a closed city, forbidden to foreigners. The largest city in the North of the world, it is also one of the most polluted on the planet. Norilsk Nickel, the leading producer of copper and nickel, has controlled it since its emergence over the ashes of the gulag. 180,000 people live there under extreme conditions: winter lasts nine months and temperatures drop to -60°C. Anchored in their extraordinary daily lives, the film paints a poetic portrait of an impossible city from which everyone tries, in their own way, to escape.
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