Essential Filmproduktion (Germany), Phenomen Films (Russia), Société Parisienne de Production (France), Coproduction Office, Plattform Production (Sweden)
International Sales: Coproduction Office
Dau is a
biography of a celebrated Soviet
physicist and 1962 Nobel laureate
Lev Landau based on his wife’s memoirs.
Dau, a tall and awkward-looking
Soviet scientist, is a man with two passions: women and physics.
He lives the high life during the golden age of the Soviet physics, while
the rest of the country is starving. Sent to prison for openly criticizing
Stalin, he finds himself obliged to join the team developing the Soviet
thermonuclear bomb. It is a Rashomon-like story conceived to show the
personality of the famous scientist from many various sides.