Russia, 2021, 136mn 
Chernobyl Abyss
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 Tchernobyl / Chernobyl under fire


Directed by : Danila KOZLOVSKY (Данила КОЗЛОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Elena_2 IVANOVA (Елена_2 ИВАНОВА), Aleksey KAZAKOV (Алексей КАЗАКОВ)
Danila KOZLOVSKY (Данила КОЗЛОВСКИЙ) ...Alexey Karpuhin
Oxana AKINSHINA (Оксана АКИНЬШИНА) ...Olga Savostina
Philip AVDEYEV (Филипп АВДЕЕВ) ...Valera
Rovshvana KURKOVA (Ровшана КУРКОВА) ...Dina
Nikolay KOZAK (Николай КОЗАК)
Cinematography : Ksenia SEREDA (Ксения СЕРЕДА)
Production design : Timur SHAGIAKHMEDOV (Тимур ШАГИАХМЕДОВ)
Editing : Mariya LIKHACHEVA (Мария ЛИХАЧЕВА)
Produced by : Danila KOZLOVSKY (Данила КОЗЛОВСКИЙ), Sergey MELKUMOV (Сергей МЕЛЬКУМОВ), Aleksandr RODNYANSKY (Александр РОДНЯНСКИЙ)
Production : Central Partnership, Non-Stop Production, DK Entertainment, GPM KIT Group of Companies
Film revenue in Russia : 5.4141 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 15/04/2021
Site : IMDb
VOD or DVD release in France : 2021-06-30, Site

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Condor Entertainment. 2021. Titre : Chernobyl : Under Fire.
Kogda Padali Aisty, 1 DVD, 131 minutes
Histoire d'un pompier héroïque missionné au cœur de la centrale de Tchernobyl après l'explosion d'un de ses réacteurs.

Plot synopsis
Chernobyl: The Abyss is the first major Russian feature film about the aftermath of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, when hundreds of people sacrificed their lives to clean up the site of the catastrophe, and to successfully prevent an even bigger disaster that could have turned a large part of the European continent into an uninhabitable exclusion zone. The unlikely hero of the film is Alexey, a fireman at the power station. He is accompanied by Valery, an engineer, and Boris, a military diver, on a perilous mission to drain water from a reservoir under the burning reactor. They have no time for proper planning; water in the flooded corridors they will have to traverse is getting hotter by the hour as the molten reactor core seeps ever closer. Prepared to sacrifice their own lives in order to prevent an even greater catastrophe, the three men descend into the depths of the reactor building.

Commentaries and bibliography
Chernobyl Under Fire : la réponse russe à la série Chernobyl, cinema.jeuxactu.com, 2021
Tchernobyl, le film 35 ans plus tard : 'On mérite mieux', Tamara ALTERESCO, ici.radio-canada.ca, 2021
Le nouveau film de Tchernobyl est maintenant sur Netflix, 45secondes.fr, 2021
RUSSIA BEYOND : Cinq nouveaux films sur l’histoire de Russie attendus en 2021, Boris EGOROV, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2021
RUSSIA BEYOND : Les cinq films russes les plus attendus de 2021, Alexandre NETCHAÏEV, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2020

Selected in the following festivals :
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2021
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2021

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