• The Russian Woodpecker (2015)

The Russian Woodpecker

Release Date: October 16th, 2015

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

A Ukrainian survivor of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster discovers a dark secret and has to decide to risk his life by revealing it.

Director: Chad Gracia

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    Director Chad Gracia’s The Russian Woodpecker offers a wild ride through Ukrainian and Soviet history. show more

  • 75
    Matt FagerholmRogerEbert.com

    The post-apocalyptic landscapes captured by the courageous lens of cinematographer Artem Ryzhykov are deeply chilling, especially when Alexandrovich stumbles upon a classroom littered with gas masks. show more

  • 80
    The Guardian

    Gracia succeeds brilliantly in delivering a chilling warning about where Putin and his spooks might go next, by giving Fedor full licence to act the biblical prophet. show more

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