8.4/10
854
6 user 1 critic

The Battle of Chernobyl (2006)

Documentary of the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chernobyl (2015)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The document shows Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in 30 years after the nuclear power plant failure. Although there are a lot of documentary films about that disaster, none of them pay attention ... See full summary »

Director: Armin Kurasz
Stars: Jacek Podemski
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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: Maryann DeLeo
Stars: William Novick, Adi Roche
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An affectionate portrait of a group of women who, after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and evacuation, returned to the exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear power plant and have resided there - semi-officially, for years.

Directors: Anne Bogart, Holly Morris
Pripyat (1999)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After 1986, a restricted zone was erected at a radius of 30km around Chernobyl. More than 100.000 people have been evacuated from there, but some have remained or returned. "Pripyat" follows four protagonists who live or work in this zone.

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

5 youths give chase after a man who has stolen 8 million rubles from them. The man reveals on his video blog his intention to travel to Chernobyl. With every kilometer the journey of the heroes becomes more dangerous and confusing.

Stars: Konstantin Davydov, Valeriya Dmitrieva, Kristina Kazinskaya
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

True story about the tragic nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl.

Director: Anthony Page
Stars: Jon Voight, Jason Robards, Sammi Davis
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

As his country is gripped by revolution and war, a Ukrainian victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster discovers a dark secret and must decide whether to risk his life and play his part in the revolution by revealing it.

Director: Chad Gracia
Stars: Andrei Alexandrovich, Fedor Alexandrovich, Igor Alexandrovich
Echoes from Chernobyl (TV Movie 2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 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 »

Horror | Mystery | 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
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale.

Director: Edvins Snore
Stars: Jon Strickland, Vladimir Bukovsky, V.I. Lenin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tim Birkett ...
Narrator (voice)
Hans Blix ...
Himself
...
Himself
Oleg Mirochnikov ...
Translator
Edit

Storyline

On April 26, 1986, a 1,000 feet high flame rises into the sky of the Ukraine. The fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant just exploded. A battle begins in which 500,000 men are engaged throughout the Soviet Union to "liquidate" the radioactivity, build the "sarcophagus" of the damaged reactor and save the world from a second explosion that would have destroyed half of Europe. Become a reference film, this documentary combines testimonials and unseen footage, tells for the first time the Battle of Chernobyl.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2006 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A csernobili csata  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Real Life Horror Story
1 December 2016 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

If ever there was a film that documented the horrors of nuclear weapons "The Battle Of Chernobyl" is surely it. What makes this film so potent are the images: photos yes, but also a surprising number of retro news and secret camera footage from the nuclear power plant site and surrounding area, as the catastrophe unfolded in April of 1986, in Ukraine.

One of the most haunting components here is the story of Pripyat, a bustling city of almost fifty thousand people in 1986; everyone had to be evacuated. And none of the residents ever returned to live there; the structures remain, but Pripyat is now a ghost town, as are hundreds of small villages in the region, thirty years after the nuclear explosion.

One of the big problems with radioactive material is that not only can it be lethal to humans, but it is also invisible, and it remains for a very long time. This film documents the government's secrecy and lies in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and in later years, and then the denial that now exists among people living in Ukraine and neighboring Belarus that bore the brunt of the radiation fallout.

In addition to the images, a narrator (Tim Birkett) describes the events; interviews include comments by Gorbachev and Hans Blix, along with Soviet technical experts and medical personnel that dealt firsthand with the disaster.

The Chernobyl apocalypse continues ten years after this film was released. People in Ukraine and Belarus, and even in parts of Western Europe, are still exposed to some radiation. Mercifully, in November, 2016, a giant arched shelter, decades in the making, was slid into place over the original, hastily built, cement and steel sarcophagus, to more adequately contain the still leaking radiation at the plant site.

Yet, for several hundreds more years at least, a one thousand square mile area surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant will be off-limits to human habitation, a no-mans land of invisible but deadly radioactivity.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?