Chernobyl (2019)

Chernobyl (2019)

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HBO's 2019 limited TV series Chernobyl starts with dramatic footage of the nuclear power plant exploding in the distance, viewed from the window of Lyudmilla and first-responder firefighter Vasily Ignateko's apartment window in Pripyat. Vasily and Lyudmilla's story of the Chernobyl Disaster is just one of the touching stories told in the book that gave the inspiration to the TV series, called "Voices from Chernobyl". The 2019 mini-series would come to rely on the first account witnesses for many stories told, especially the ones told by the Lyudmilla who was pregnant at the time of the disaster. Vasily would be rewarded with the medal Hero of Ukraine two decades later for his noble deeds working the Reactor fires, the highest award you can receive in Ukraine. If you are interested in other similar TV series and movies, check out our related toplists below. We have the best and latest and greatest available for streaming with quick and easy links to streaming platforms like HBO, Amazon Prime and Netflix! Remember to share and leave a review for ”Chernobyl”! In the series, Stellan Skarsgård plays the vice-chairman of the Council of Ministers, a politician in charge of dealing with the disaster. He works closely with Valery Legasov, here depicted by Jared Harris, a scientist that was brought in to give expert advice on how to deal with the nuclear hazards and investigating the cause of the disaster and how to best avoid the disaster from happening once more. Though most of the characters are based on real persons, one main role is made up. The role Emily Watson plays, Ulana Khomyuk, has never existed. A nuclear physicist from Minsk, the character is made up of many Soviet scientists’ historical accounts and background. She acts as a Sherlock Holmes-type character who is determined to find out the truth of what went down in Pripyat, as she is suspicious something is not right about what the reports are saying what happened. Part of the actors’ hard work and the excellent work by director Johan Renck and Craig Mazin’s writing, the limited TV series gained much praise for the creeping dread of the horrific scenes caused by the consequences of the explosion, both of what happened in Pripyat and in the meeting rooms with politicians and leaders who seem to not grasp the reality of the situation, not acting properly. The limited 2019 TV series received much critical acclaim and winning Emmys for Best Director for Limited Series and Writing, and also Best Limited Series and Stellan Skarsgård receiving Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes. The directing, acting, writing, and historical accuracy makes this a fascinating and gripping show to watch, giving much insight into the unimaginable events and what people went through. Especially the people working at the site itself. Medical personnel, firefighters, the coal miners having to work naked due to the immense heat, the liquidators whose job was to do clean-up at and around the site, stopping long-term and immediate dangers. The amazing music that sets these pictures to life is composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir, a classically trained cellist from Iceland. She is the first woman in 20 years to win an Oscar in this category, and one in seven total. For "Chernobyl" she has won numerous awards, just like all of her work for movies and TV series. For the score, she has used field recordings of actual sounds coming from nuclear power plants. But you should know, as this is an HBO production, it is only available for instant streaming through them, not that it is a problem since they are a fantastic streaming service and pretty much only good content! To watch "Chernobyl" simply click on HBO above and you will be able to start streaming online from them their site right away!
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Jared Harris...Actor
Emily Watson...Actor
Stellan Skarsgård...Actor
James Cosmo...Actor
Josef Altin...Actor
Ralph Ineson...Actor
Fares Fares...Actor
Jamie Sives...Actor
Adrian Rawlins...Actor
David Dencik...Actor
Adam Lundgren...Actor
Victor McGuire...Actor
Oscar Dyekjær Giese...Actor
Michael Socha...Actor
Ron Cook...Actor
Con O'Neill...Actor
Gerard Kearns...Actor
Sam Troughton...Actor
Philip Barantini...Actor
Karl Davies...Actor
Michael Colgan...Actor
Paul Ritter...Actor
Donald Sumpter...Actor
Ian Pirie...Actor
Alex Ferns...Actor
Laura Elphinstone...Actor
Mark Bagnall...Actor
Mark Lewis Jones...Actor
Barry Keoghan...Actor
Jay Simpson...Actor
Alan Williams...Actor
Robert Emms...Actor
Alison Pargeter...Actor
June Watson...Actor
Amanda Drew...Actor
Adam Nagaitis...Actor
Alexej Manvelov...Actor
Laurence Spellman...Actor
Pandora Colin...Actor
Peter Guinness...Actor
Rachel Atkins...Actor
Sam Strike...Actor
Jessie Buckley...Actor
Matthew Needham...Actor
Billy Postlethwaite...Actor
Sakalas Uzdavinys...Actor
Douggie McMeekin...Actor
Michael Shaeffer...Actor
Sarunas Datenis...Actor
Darius Petkevicius...Actor
Sammy Hayman...Actor
Caoilfhionn Dunne...Actor
Baltasar Breki Samper...Actor
Arnas Danusas...Actor
Aidas Jurgaitis...Actor
Karolis Kasperavicius...Actor
Aiste Gramantaite...Actor
Andrew Sheridan...Actor
Sergejus Ivanovas...Actor
Joshua Leese...Actor
James Kermack...Actor
Tomas Zaibus...Actor
Nadia Clifford...Actor
Jan Ricica...Actor
Povilas Jatkevicius...Actor
Cait Davis...Actor
Josef Davies...Actor
Paulius Markevicius...Actor
Ross Armstrong...Actor
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