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1,103 Ratings


Directed by Johan Renck
United States, United Kingdom, 2019
TV Mini-series, Drama, History


In April 1986 an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the USSR becomes one of the world’s worst man-made catastrophes.

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Chernobyl Directed by Johan Renck

Awards & Festivals

American Film Institute Awards

2020 | Winner: Television Program of the Year

Directors Guild of America

2020 | Winner: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series

Writers Guild of America

2020 | Winner: Original Long Form

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2020 | 4 nominations including: Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Critics reviews

Resignation was the defining condition of Soviet life. But resignation is a depressing and untelegenic spectacle. So the creators of “Chernobyl” imagine confrontation where confrontation was unthinkable—and, in doing so, they cross the line from conjuring a fiction to creating a lie.
June 04, 2019
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