Alexey Karpushin is the most common firefighter in Pripyat. He farts, lies, flirts with girls left and right, but suddenly for the first time begins to make plans longer than for a weekend or vacation – he falls in love with Olya. They already had a relationship in the past. Now she has a little son, Lesha, but Alexei intends to never repeat the same mistakes again: he confesses to Olya his feelings and no matter what, they plan to move to the sea to try to start a new life.
The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant threatens Alexei’s dream and the lives of all those who are dear to him. The explosion of the reactor threatens death not only for thousands of people who find themselves in the zone of radioactive contamination: a second explosion is possible, the catastrophic consequences of which can be disproportionately greater. Alexey is sent to extinguish the fire, and then dives under a nuclear reactor to release water from the tank and thereby prevent another powerful explosion.
The film “Chernobyl” is an emotional story of great love against the background of large-scale historical events, a huge human drama of an ordinary person, not a hero at all, who, without realizing it, performs a feat.
Watch the second trailer below:
The first trailer, released last summer is here:
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