Chernobyl (2019)
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The Happiness of All Mankind 

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Valery and Boris attempt to find solutions to removing the radioactive debris; Ulana attempts to find out the cause of the explosion.

Director:

Johan Renck

Writers:

Craig Mazin, Craig Mazin (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
June Watson ... Old Woman Babushka
Josef Altin ... Soldier
Jessie Buckley ... Lyudmilla Ignatenko
Sergejus Ivanovas Sergejus Ivanovas ... Survey Soldier
Jared Harris ... Valery Legasov
Stellan Skarsgård ... Boris Shcherbina
Ralph Ineson ... General Tarakanov
Barry Keoghan ... Pavel
Alexej Manvelov ... Garo
Fares Fares ... Bacho
Josef Davies Josef Davies ... Janek
Emily Watson ... Ulana Khomyuk
Velta Zygure Velta Zygure ... Elderly Librarian
Paulius Cizinauskas Paulius Cizinauskas ... KGB Agent Library
Mark Bagnall Mark Bagnall ... Jughashvili (Robot Operator)
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Storyline

Valery and Boris attempt to find solutions to removing the radioactive debris; Ulana attempts to find out the cause of the explosion.

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Plot Keywords:

ukraine | killing an animal | See All (2) »


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Trivia

The soldier pours out the milk that the old woman had in her bucket. While it may seem like petty malice, he had a very good reason: milk was one of the most significant pathways that caused people to get afflicted by radiation; iodine-131 in particular, which led to an increase in thyroid cancer. This is because, after the accident, pastures in the affected areas were contaminated by iodine, cesium and strontium. Cows eat a lot of grass, which has a large surface area compared to its weight, so the cows concentrated a lot of these substances in their bodies. This then significantly contaminated the milk they produced. As late as 2018, it was reported that in some areas cows still produce milk that is more radioactive than regulation allows, which therefore forces the milk to be discarded as unfit for human consumption. See more »

Goofs

When the three soldiers are leaving the table where they ate and drank, some bottles and scraps can be seen in the background. In the next shot, however, the table is completely clean. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Soldier: It's time to go. Did you hear me? This is an evacuation. Do you understand?
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Cherny Voron (Black Raven)
Written by Nikolai Veryovkin
(Dog burial scene)
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Time went so fast
29 May 2019 | by hideyxdSee all my reviews

Well here we're, Chernobyl has proven that you don't need any sex or nudity to produce a brilliant work. Thank you HBO for the masterpiece. Loved each second.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Vilnius, Lithuania See more »

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Sister Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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