Due to the explosion of a reactor, the lives of the people living in and around the city of Pripyat take a drastic turn. The people from nearly 90 towns and villages situated within a 30 km radius around the reactor are being evacuated, never to return. Pétro and Nadia, a couple born and raised in Zvizdal, refuse to be evacuated and decline the offer of a new home. They prefer to stay in their old village, in their own home. A universal portrait about loneliness, survival, poverty, hope, and yes, also the love between two people surrounded by a colorless, odorless but permanent radiation hazard.