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Chernobyl Heart (2003)

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.

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Maryann DeLeo
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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.

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William Novick William Novick ... Himself
Adi Roche Adi Roche ... Herself
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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.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Release Date:

13 August 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Csernobil-szívbaj See more »

Filming Locations:

Chernobyl, Ukraine See more »

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

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Symphony No 3, Opus 36: Lento e Largo - Tranquillisimo
Composed by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (as Henryk Górecki)
Performed by London Sinfonietta
Conducted by David Zinman
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Heartbreaking
9 September 2004 | by KathlinaSee all my reviews

I first heard of this documentary while watching the Academy Awards. I was intrigued, but not enough so to look it up. When it aired on HBO I watched the whole thing and did not manage to hold back my tears. The defects on the people caused by the radiation were devastating to see. It made me wonder how I could ever envy anybody else's life, when compared to these people I have been so blessed. The direction in the movie was amazing, and style was unique. I would recommend this to everyone, but if you do watch it be prepared for some very haunting images that will be sure to stick with you for a long time.

10/10


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