The name Chernobyl is one of the most universally recognized symbols of catastrophe in modern civilization, the best known of the closed public spaces. Once a real city, inhabited but in a restricted zone, inaccessible to outsiders, and, according to maps, nonexistant; now famous as a symbol, but nonexistant in reality. Deserted by the population evacuated after the catastrophe in the atomic power plant, all that remains is the decaying matter of a dead city, closed to residents but open to tourists with a taste for the outré. A pair of lovers in search of extreme experiences comes to Chernobyl, and in this restricted zone, on contaminated ground, they make atomic love amid lethal radiation levels of 50-120 micro-roentgens per hour. The work borrows the esthetics of a lethargic low-class porno film.