• Producer(s):

    ARTE FRANCE, Elephant

  • Territories:

    Worldwide (except Italy).

  • Production year:

    2019

  • Language(s):

    German, French

  • Rights:

    TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

In the outer reaches of Siberia, the frozen shores of Lake Baikal are swept by a bitter wind. Those particularly hostile conditions inspired the Russian power to deport its enemies there from the 16th century onwards. 

There, these exiles – from religious minorities and Russian intellectual circles – build villages, develop their own culture and spread their ideas as far as Irkutsk; the city was soon nicknamed the Siberian Paris.