April 26, 1986, the fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has just exploded. At this very moment a battle begins in which 500,000 men from across all the Soviet Union are engaged to “liquidate” the radioactivity, build the “sarcophagus” over the damaged reactor and save the world from a deadly second explosion that would have certainly ravaged half of european continent.

The battle of chernobyl (2006) by Thomas Johnson wich combines both archive footage and testimonials become the reference film of this modrn time epic battle of men versus the atom.