Nuclear... Nor so clear!


2002, France
Original language
Running time
energy, society
Directed by
Christophe Muel
Produced by
Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo, France 5, Aune Productions
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Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

What would happen if tomorrow another Chernobyl occurred? What information would be available if a cloud of radioactive particles passed overhead?

To answer this type of question an accident simulation was organized by twenty-seven European countries. The film follows the crisis unit teams of three countries involved in the simulation: Hungary, Austria and France. While scientists work hard to do their jobs and put forward hypotheses on the chain of events, they come up against the same obstruction: information. It gets blocked. Wrong fax number, crashed computer server, illegible text - when the messages reach their destination… The exercise is an overwhelming failure.