The loneliest workplace in the world at a weather station on the edge of the Russian Arctic Ocean: a professional soldier retrained as a meteorologist and traumatized in the Chechen war; his young wife, whose previous life in the world of big cities and money was a brutal failure; a cancer-stricken pensioner who has returned to his birthplace; the station’s boss - with a dubious, if not criminal, past; and Jack the dog.
“It was supposed to be a film about a man who has been researching the weather for years in the total solitude of the Russian Arctic. About a weatherman. But it turned out quite differently than we could ever have expected. With the camera, we followed four hermits and their extremely film-talented dog, whose life unfortunately came to a bad end before the end of the filming. We visited them in autumn, winter and summer and captured their everyday struggle with the cold, storms and isolation. This is existential theater - tragic and comic at the same time. The work of these meteorologists also influences weather forecasts here at home, but what goes on there surpasses any imagination one could possibly have. Do not expect a film about climate change! Where we were, you forget how to spell the word climate. In this ‘somewhere in the middle of nowhere’, the environment is so polluted by mankind that you would think we were using the apocalyptic set design from STAR WARS.”