MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 275 this week

Chernobyl Heart (2003)

7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 567 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 1 critic

This Academy Award-winning documentary takes a look at children born after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster who have been born with a deteriorated heart condition.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 14 Feb 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 02 Mar 2012
 
a list of 72 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 
a list of 368 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 1654 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Chernobyl Heart" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chernobyl Heart (2003)

Chernobyl Heart (2003) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chernobyl Heart.
Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.

Director: Bradley Parker
Stars: Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Olivia Taylor Dudley
Echoes from Chernobyl (TV Movie 2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

It was the worst nuclear disaster in history and it took place in a small town in Ukraine called Chernobyl. The area surrounding the town has been sealed for 25 years. Join us as we walk ... See full summary »

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Documents 18 months in the lives of three crack addicts in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Directors: Maryann DeLeo, Richard Farrell
Stars: Dicky Eklund
Saving Face (2012)
Documentary | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Every year hundreds of people -- mostly women -- are attacked with acid in Pakistan. SAVING FACE follows several of these survivors, their fight for justice, and a Pakistani plastic surgeon... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Stars: Mohammad Jawad
Inocente (2012)
Documentary | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A personal and vibrant coming of age story about a young artist's determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming... See full summary »

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In the heart of Tel Aviv, there is an exceptional school where children from forty-eight different countries and diverse backgrounds come together to learn. Many of the students arrive at ... See full summary »

Directors: Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon
Smile Pinki (2008)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Pinki is a five-year-old girl from a village in the Mirzapur District, India, born into a desperately poor family, and with a cleft lip. Pinki never realized that this condition required ... See full summary »

Director: Megan Mylan
Stars: Anti Chauhan, Ghutaru Chauhan, Virendra Kumar Das
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Holly Morris
Freeheld (2007)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Lieutenant Laurel Hester is dying. All she wants to do is leave her pension benefits to her life partner - Stacie, so Stacie can afford to keep their house. Laurel is told no; they are not ... See full summary »

Director: Cynthia Wade
Stars: Laurel Hester
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

On May 2, 1963, the children of Birmingham, Alabama took to the streets to challenge segregation.

Director: Robert Houston
Stars: Dominiqua Alexis, Rico E. Anderson, Josh Evans
White Horse (2008)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

20 years after the Chernobyl disaster, a man returns to his childhood home which he hasn't seen since he was evacuated days after the tragedy.

Directors: Christophe Bisson, Maryann DeLeo
Stars: Maxym Surkov
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Researched and produced by the founders of the Chernobyl Children's Project, this documentary explores the tragic impact of the Chernobyl nuclear explosion on the people of Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine.

Director: Gerry Hoban
Stars: Ali Hewson
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
William Novick ...
Himself
Adi Roche ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

This Academy Award-winning documentary takes a look at children born after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster who have been born with a deteriorated heart condition.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Release Date:

13 August 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Csernobil-szívbaj  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No 3, Opus 36
Lento e Largo - Tranquillisimo
Composed by Henryk Górecki
Performed by London Sinfonietta
Conducted by David Zinman
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Exploitative propaganda
29 April 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is certainly a testament to the power of images. I defy anyone to watch this and not feel the pain of the children featured. Sadly, though, its shock value is not matched by actually bothering to substantiate its case.

The use of those tragically deformed children may have great emotional impact, but the documentary didn't bother to actually provide any evidence that their deformities were the fault of Chernobyl. That's because there isn't any, or for that matter any evidence that the level of birth defects has gone up in affected regions (with the exception of babies of pregnant women who actually worked on the cleanup at the time). A further claim was that the infant mortality rate was "three times that of the rest of Europe". This is true, as far as it goes. But the IMR is no higher than Belarus's post-soviet neighbors, and can be explained by the declining standard of living and quality of medical facilities.

I could go on, but just about every other claim made in the documentary is either misleading, strongly disputed in the scientific literature (I made the effort to check after watching the documentary), or plain bogus.

If you're a film student, this film is indeed technically brilliant. But it's based on a complete and utter distortion of the real picture.


13 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Amazing link. Check this out BULLMCCABE
Is this movie available anywhere? microwaveoven1
So nobody made a comment so far on this movie? tatan
You can do something! rabbit_13
Shook me to my core famousmortimer-2
It look's extremely powerful sweetypea71
Discuss Chernobyl Heart (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page