Chernobyl (2019)
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Vichnaya Pamyat 

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Valery, Boris and Ulana risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

Director:

Johan Renck

Writers:

Craig Mazin, Craig Mazin (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Douggie McMeekin ... Yuvchenko
Jamie Sives ... Sitnikov
Michael Socha ... Mikhail
Adam Nagaitis ... Vasily Ignatenko
Jan Ricica Jan Ricica ... Oksana's Kid
Laura Elphinstone ... Oksana
Jessie Buckley ... Lyudmilla Ignatenko
Paul Ritter ... Anatoly Dyatlov
Adrian Rawlins ... Nikolai Fomin
Con O'Neill ... Viktor Bryukhanov
Simonas Dovidauskas Simonas Dovidauskas ... KGB Driver
Jared Harris ... Valery Legasov
Alan Williams ... KGB Chairman Charkov
Emily Watson ... Ulana Khomyuk
Stellan Skarsgård ... Boris Shcherbina
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Valery, Boris and Ulana risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2019 (USA) 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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Trivia

The title is Ukrainian for "Memory Eternal". It is a chant intoned during Orthodox Christian church services of varying kinds. In the Eastern Orthodox church it is chanted on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, for all the deceased Orthodox Christians. See more »

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Following the trial in Chernobyl in July 1987, an overhead camera shot pans over a stretch of the town. Though more than a year had passed since the town had been evacuated, the grass is still neatly kept and there are no branches strewn anywhere from rain and snowstorms. See more »

Quotes

Judge Milan Kadnikov: Professor Legasov, if you mean to suggest the Soviet State is somehow responsible for what happened, then I must warn you, you are treading on dangerous ground.
Valery Legasov: I've already trod on dangerous ground. We're on dangerous ground right now, because of our secrets and our lies. They are practically what define us. When the truth offends, we lie and lie until we can no longer remember it is even there, but it is still there. Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is ...
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Vechnaya Pamyat (Memory Eternal)
Performed by Homin Lviv Municipal Choir
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Fitting end to the most important tv show ever produced
4 June 2019 | by tridordSee all my reviews

Everything was tied up nicely and the creators achieved one of the most difficult things in cinematography: a satisfying end without sacrificing authenticity and maintaining the logic they started with. The ingenuity of the creators never ceases to amaze me in the way they manage to make people understand the more technical aspects.

I beg everyone to ignore the review bombing that is happening right now, it's disrespectful to the heroes that went through this tragedy and portrays the shallowness of the times.


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