“That Saturday” From Russia to Berlinale-2011

Poster Berlin Film FestThat SaturdayThat Saturday was selected from Russia among the first titles for the Competition program of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival held on February 10-20, 2011.

The film is based on real facts. It’s a drama by the Russian screenwriter and director Alexander Mindadze who has succeeded to release it shortly before the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl.

Set against the backdrop of the catastrophe of Chernobyl nuclear-power station it features a Young Communist League leader who is the first to learn about the dangerous nuclear spill. However, he has to follow the order to keep it secret in order to avoid panic.

It is a co-production of Passenger Production Company and Non-Stop Production (Russia), SOTA Cinema Group (Ukraine), Bavaria Film and Belarus film.

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  1. […] Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant is a two-unit RBMK-1500 nuclear power station in Visaginas, Lithuania. It is named after a larger nearby town Ignalina. Unit #1 was closed in December 2004, as a condition of Lithuania’s entry into the European Union; the plant is similar to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in its lack of a robust containment building. The remaining unit, as of 2006, supplied about 70% of Lithuania’s electrical demand. Unit #2 is scheduled for closure at the end of 2009. According to an Ignalina NPP press release, on 6 June 2009 at 9.15 AM (local) the automatic reactor protection system was actuated and Unit #2 was shut down. No radiation was released. Plant officials decided to keep it off-line for thirty days, performing the annual preventative maintenance in June, instead of 29 August- 27 September as orginally scheduled. The preventive maintenance period is scheduled to continue until 5 July 2009. Plans to build a third and fourth reactor at Ignalina were never finished because of the public backlash against nuclear power following the Chernobyl accident of April 1986: the partially completed Unit #3 was later demolished. en.wikipedia.org Video Rating: 5 / 5 You can also read the following related post: http://russianfilm.biz/2010/12/that-saturday-from-russia-to-berlinale-2011/ […]

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