Chernobyl: The Invisible Thief

a film by Christoph Boekel

Chernobyl: The Invisible Thief

Germany | 2006

April 26th 1986. The day a nightmare scenario became horrific reality: the day reactor block 4 of the Chernobyl atomic power station exploded. The early summer heat, insufficient security measures and lack of knowledge and training exposed the emergency workers to extreme risk. One of them was the young artist Dmitrij Gutin. During the last days of his military service he was posted to the highly contaminated 30 km. zone around Chernobyl. He died just short of his 40th birthday, after many painful years of suffering the effects of radiation poisoning. A moving film told from the personal perspective of the director, it is a requiem for the often forgotten victims of the disaster and a caveat against putting blind trust in technological advancement.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Christoph Boekel
  • Director of Photography Anatolij Rudakow
  • Editor Thomas Balkenhol
Original Languages


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