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Chernobyl (2019)

UK 322m, Colour
Director: Johan Renck; Cast: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adam Nagaitis, Con O’Neill, Adrian Rawlins, Sam Troughton, Robert Emms, Emily Watson, David Dencik, Mark Lewis Jones, Alan Williams, Alex Ferns, Ralph Ineson, Barry Keoghan, Fares Fares, Michael McElhatton

Chernobyl is a sobering five-part made-for-television miniseries about the events leading up to and the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Although this is a dramatisation, it does well to retrace key events and highlight the underlying reasons for the explosion and the resulting open-air reactor core fire. With the success of the miniseries, interest in visiting the impacted region has dramatically increased and has led to a recent pledge by the president of the Ukraine to transform the “exclusion zone” into “one of the growth points of a new Ukraine” (Klaus Ming July 2019).

2 comments on “Chernobyl (2019)

  1. Thomas Sørensen
    07/12/2019

    This is an excellent mini-series. My wife and I were hooked from the beginning. We have a Russian friend who confirmed almost every detail and I remember back then how we were all supposed to stock up on iodine tablets.

    • Klaus
      07/19/2019

      Yeah, the series was a real eye opener. I hadn’t realized how desperate the situation had gotten. I ended up watching a couple of documentaries after finishing the series – including Building Chernobyl’s Mega Tomb (2017) – which is also definitely worth a watch https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6396950/

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