The Dud Effect

2008 16 min.


Director Deimantas Narkevičius

The film is made on abandoned former Soviet bases in Lithuania. Some archive photo materials from the time are used in the film alongside with shots from half destroyed base and vast catacombs beneath it. The main character Evgeny Terentiev is a former officer, who has served in such a regiments in Lithuania, is performing the launch of R-12 nuclear missile. He still remember commands by heart. Besides quite precise fictional re-creation of the launch, the work is still more about filming this quite large territory of nature (with the remains of the base) with the intention to convey psychological perception of consternation of such a possible act and its outcome.