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Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  25 May 2012 (USA)
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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.

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Storyline

Americans Chris, his girlfriend Natalie and their friend Amanda travel to Europe on vacation. They meet up with Chris' brother Paul living in Kiev, Ukraine. Chris wants to travel to Moscow to propose to Natalie, but Paul convinces the group to first visit Chernobyl with an extreme tourism guide. They meet the guide Uri and another couple who are also going on the tour. Uri explains that because of the radiation levels he can only take them to Pripyat, a deserted city very near Chernobyl. They travel by van, but are stopped by a military checkpoint that makes them turn back. Not giving up, Uri finds an alternative route to the town. The group spends the day taking photographs and exploring abandoned buildings. Uri becomes nervous and decides it's time to head home. However, the van won't start and they discover the engine was sabotaged. Soon they discover that they are stranded, no one knows they are there and that they are definitely not alone. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Ten years ago, the Ukrainian government let tourists visit the area around Chernobyl. They said it was safe... It wasn't. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some bloody images and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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25 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terror en Chernobyl  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,955,307 (USA) (25 May 2012)

Gross:

$18,112,929 (USA) (13 July 2012)
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Trivia

Oren Peli first thought of the idea for the story when he saw a photo blog posted by a girl traveling through Pripyat on a motorcycle [elenafilatova.com]. See more »

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At the beginning in Kiev (Ukraine), they enter an agency to find Uri and on the street behind them is a truck that says "Telekom Srbija", which is the largest telecommunications company in Serbia. See more »

Quotes

Chris: I swear to God, Paul, it's a fucking hazard having you as a brother.
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Black Russian
Composed and performed by Chris Haigh
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Not as horrible as everyone's saying
28 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

This movie honestly isn't as bad as everyone's rating it. Sure, it had some predictable scenes and bad acting, but this isn't supposed to be a serious movie. If you going to see it with the mindset of it being deep and intellectual, you are more than likely not going to enjoy it. It uses tension to scare you more than anything else. Not very much gore and violence. It's worth seeing, despite everyone's reviews. I didn't know what was going to happen next for the majority of the movie. If you have to choose between this and "Cabin In The Woods" you should definitely see cabin. This, however, is worth seeing as well. I hope people who go to see this won't be expecting a intriguing movie with a deep story, and just go for the sheer excitement of the film.


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