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Decay (1990)

Raspad (original title)
1986. Chernobyl disaster. Couples, friends, and a risk-taking journalist are woven into the larger framework of the disaster. Panic follows.

Director:

Mikhail Belikov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergey Shakurov ... Aleksandr Zhuravlyov
Tatyana Kochemasova ... Lyudmila Zhuravlyova
Stanislav Stankevich ... Father Zhuravlyov
Georgiy Drozd ... Anatoli Stepanovich
Aleksey Serebryakov ... Valeri
Marina Mogilevskaya ... Lyuba
Aleksey Gorbunov ... Shurik
Anatoli Groshevoy ... Ignati
Natalya Plakhotnyuk ... Maria
Nikolai Dosenko ... Valentin Ivanovich
Valeriy Sheptekita ... Dmitri Stepanovich
Valentina Masenko ... Nurse Lida
Tarasik Mikitenko Tarasik Mikitenko ... Dimka
Vladimir Olekseyenko ... Osip Lukich
Olga Kuznetsova ... Lyudmila's Friend
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1986. Chernobyl disaster. Couples, friends, and a risk-taking journalist are woven into the larger framework of the disaster. Panic follows.

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Drama

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Most people miss the fact that Raspad is a comedy, if black...
3 October 2004 | by tomj-9See all my reviews

Raspad is indeed a grim view of the Chernobyl meltdown in Pripyat, and follows a few characters through their trek to the site of the disaster.

However it's a comedy, if a deep, black one. There are many threads of humor, more than a few I don't really get (but clearly detectable as cultural references, mainly the hilariously irritating folk singer) but some are pure slapstick -- the opening scene, a man awakens in bed, reaches for his glass of water... complete with false teeth; idle chat in a taxi, man falls of a high crane in the background (EEEEEEEeeeeyaaaahhh....); hamming it up for photos at the site of the meltdown...

It's a GREAT movie. With subject matter this grim how else could it be handled?

As an added bonus, it was the movie my partner and I saw on our first date, 12 years ago, when we were the only ones laughing.


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Country:

USA | Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

12 December 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Decay See more »

Filming Locations:

Pripyat, Ukraine

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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