START 19 .30U
Russian, English subtitles
Marc Wolfensberger, CH 2009
Behind the enigmatic name lies the first and largest offshore oil-platform ever built, a vast city in the middle of the Caspian Sea, built by Stalin in 1949. 60 years after, it is still operational. 200 kilometers of bridges, thousands of oil workers, up to nine-story buildings, a park and sports field, nothing less than an oil-rig Atlantis, only real.
Combining archive footage from the Soviet era and the exclusive new footage, the film tells the story of this timeless place and its inhabitants.