Director: Alexander Mindadze
Production: Bavaria Pictures, MDR, ARTE
Sound Mixer: Jörg Theil
Boom Operator: M. Babic
Foleys: Markus Sujata, Peter Sandmann
Sound Design: Jörg Theil
Sound Re-recording: Michael Kaczmarek
On a sunny Saturday in April 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded. In the town of Pripyat, just outside the Chernobyl zone, weekend activities continue as per usual. As the reactor burns, everyone seems relaxed – girls dress up, some go shopping, there are weddings to attend, drinks with friends and concerts to play. The events of the film take place in the first 24 hours after the reactor explodes. Valera (Anton Shagin), a loyal young party official, sees the panic of those in charge and realises that every second counts.