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“The Atom: A Love Affair takes no sides, and pulls no punches in its witty and admirably objective archival account of the West’s relationship with nuclear power” — New Scientist

Behind-the-scenes political drama meets sentimental screen romance in this sweeping international feature documentary, delving deep into the past of the world’s most controversial energy source. With gems from the archives, a lush romantic score and a warm and playful tone, the film charts the West’s rollercoaster love-hate relationship with nuclear power over the past 75 years. It’s a dramatic tale of belief, betrayal, intrigue and hope, and it’s told by the scientists, engineers, politicians and campaigners who experienced it first hand.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    89 minutes
  • Language
    English, French, German
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Director
    Vicki Lesley
  • Screenwriter
    Vicki Lesley
  • Producer
    Vicki Lesley
  • Executive Producer
    Christopher Hird