Chernobyl (2019)
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Open Wide, O Earth 

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Valery creates a detailed plan to decontaminate Chernobyl; Lyudmilla ignores warnings about her firefighter husband's contamination.

Director:

Johan Renck

Writers:

Craig Mazin, Craig Mazin (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Baltasar Breki Samper ... Ananenko
Philip Barantini ... Bezpalov
Oscar Dyekjær Giese Oscar Dyekjær Giese ... Baranov (as Oscar Giese)
Mark Lewis Jones ... General Pikalov
Stellan Skarsgård ... Boris Shcherbina
Jared Harris ... Valery Legasov
Jessie Buckley ... Lyudmilla Ignatenko
Caoilfhionn Dunne ... Yenina
Pandora Colin Pandora Colin ... Dr. Vetrova
Adam Nagaitis ... Vasily Ignatenko
Gerard Kearns ... Pravik
Povilas Jatkevicius Povilas Jatkevicius ... Kibenok
Rachel Atkins Rachel Atkins ... Niyazova
David Dencik ... Mikhail Gorbachev
Darius Petkevicius ... Local Husband
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Valery creates a detailed plan to decontaminate Chernobyl; Lyudmilla ignores warnings about her firefighter husband's contamination.

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Sister Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

"Open wide, o Earth" is a common prayer at Eastern Orthodox funerals. See more »

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In an image of a street in Moscow we can see house (block of flats) having installed PVC windows. They didn't exist in 1986. See more »

Quotes

Legasov, Valery: The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.
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the final scene
21 May 2019 | by dalexandrupopescuSee all my reviews

The final scene of the episode is brutal and brilliant at the same time. The atmosphere created in the series is incredible close to the reality of that time in any east European country. A very sad reality that is, based on lies and fear.


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