By Aaron Bushkowsky
A fiercely funny satire of a land of rotten potatoes and shattered dreams.
A lonely Canadian man named David reluctantly travels to a village in Belarus irradiated by the 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to hand over an inheritance to a distant relative as stipulated in his father’s will. Unemployed at home, he still shows up in Eastern Europe with plenty of U.S. dollars only to find out the heir is dead, thus the inheritance reverts to David.
David is squeezed for every buck by an old farmer, Yuri, and a depressed mechanic, Katrina, while his Belarussian cousin, Natasha, starts to angle for wealth through marriage, plus easy immigration to David’s less toxic homeland.