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 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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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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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Sister Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The average salary in USSR in 1986 was about 120 rubles per month. So 800 rubles is almost 7 monthly salaries. See more »

Goofs

The old woman mentions the "Holodomor" in the evacuation scene in 1986 in reference to the genocidal famine inflicted on Soviet Ukraine. This word, which literally means "death by hunger," was not created in 1988 but was seen in print as early as the 1930s, in the years after the famine, and used in the West in the 1970s. It was not used publicly in the Soviet Union for obvious reasons, but after the effects of Glasnost, it was used by a Ukrainian Communist Party official in a speech in 1987. The old woman, who had nothing to lose, may certainly have felt entitled to use it at that moment. See more »

Quotes

[Shcherbina screams into the phone after finding out why the West German robot failed within seconds of being deployed on Masha]
Boris Shcherbina: OF COURSE I know they're listening! I want them to hear, I want them to hear it all! Do you know what we're doing here? Tell those idiots what they have done!
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Boris Shcherbina: I DON'T GIVE A FUCK!
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Boris Shcherbina: Tell them, go tell them! Ryzhkov! Go tell Ligachyov! Tell fucking Gorbachev! Tell them!
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Líður
Written and Performed by Hildur Guðnadóttir
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The essence of the sadness
28 May 2019 | by corvusuSee all my reviews

Im seeing a few complaining about the scenes of the pets, but in my opinion its a tribute to how hard is the life in real. This episode gets that at times I forget that it is a show. Insane perfection


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