Capelight Pictures and MPI Media Group have announced the Sept. 24 digital release of Chernobyl 1986, a Russian-language disaster film directed by and starring Danila Kozlovsky.
The film begins with the explosion of nuclear power plant number 4, putting the USSR and all of Europe at risk of a possible steam explosion that would eject radioactive materials into the atmosphere. Firefighter Alexey volunteers for what seems like a suicide mission: to manually drain the plant’s reservoir before the melting reactor collapses it. With the fate of all Europe in their hands, this group of ordinary citizens turned heroes must use their strength to save their nation from devastation.
Starring Kozlovsky as Alexey, Oksana Akinshina, Flipp Avdeyev, and Ravshana Kurkova, Chernobyl 1986 was originally released in Russia in April 2021 and has since grossed over $5.4 million in the international box office.