Chernobyl (2019)
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Valery and Boris attempt to find solutions to removing the radioactive debris; Ulana attempts to find out the cause of the explosion.

Director:

Johan Renck

Writers:

Craig Mazin, Craig Mazin (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
June Watson ... Old Woman Babushka
Josef Altin ... Soldier
Jessie Buckley ... Lyudmilla Ignatenko
Sergejus Ivanovas Sergejus Ivanovas ... Survey Soldier
Jared Harris ... Valery Legasov
Stellan Skarsgård ... Boris Shcherbina
Ralph Ineson ... General Tarakanov
Barry Keoghan ... Pavel
Alexej Manvelov Alexej Manvelov ... Garo
Fares Fares ... Bacho
Josef Davies Josef Davies ... Janek
Emily Watson ... Ulana Khomyuk
Velta Zygure Velta Zygure ... Elderly Librarian
Paulius Cizinauskas Paulius Cizinauskas ... KGB Agent Library
Mark Bagnall ... Jughashvili (Robot Operator)
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Storyline

Valery and Boris attempt to find solutions to removing the radioactive debris; Ulana attempts to find out the cause of the explosion.

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sister Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The average salary in USSR in 1986 was about 120 rubles per month. So 800 rubles is almost 7 monthly salaries. See more »

Goofs

When the three soldiers are leaving the table where they ate and drank, some bottles and scraps can be seen in the background. In the next shot, however, the table is completely clean. See more »

Quotes

[Shcherbina screams into the phone after finding out why the West German robot failed within seconds of being deployed on Masha]
Boris Shcherbina: OF COURSE I know they're listening! I want them to hear, I want them to hear it all! Do you know what we're doing here? Tell those idiots what they have done!
[beat]
Boris Shcherbina: I DON'T GIVE A FUCK!
[beat]
Boris Shcherbina: Tell them, go tell them! Ryzhkov! Go tell Ligachyov! Tell fucking Gorbachev! Tell them!
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Soundtracks

Cherny Voron (Black Raven)
Written by Nikolai Veryovkin
(Dog burial scene)
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Emotional realism.
28 May 2019 | by bearerringSee all my reviews

Very sad but also so interesting due to raw story that focuses on ordinary people's lives being affected by the communist party's ignorance of reality ultimately causing this disaster killing innocent people but on the bright side we got a story to entertain ourselves with after work.


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