Sakharov


2h 1984

Brief Synopsis

Russian nuclear physicist turned political dissident Andrei Sakharov, whose outspoken views on human rights oppression in his homeland brought him not only the Nobel Peace Prize, but also internal exile in the closed-to-foreigners city of Gorky, was the timely subject of this made-for-cable film. It

Film Details

Release Date
1984
Production Company
HBO Films; HBO Network- Home Box Office; Hbo Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Russian nuclear physicist turned political dissident Andrei Sakharov, whose outspoken views on human rights oppression in his homeland brought him not only the Nobel Peace Prize, but also internal exile in the closed-to-foreigners city of Gorky, was the timely subject of this made-for-cable film. It was so timely that its premiere date was moved forward by three months because of Sakharov's widely publicized hunger strike aimed at forcing the authorities to allow his activist wife, Dr. Elena Bonner, to go abroad (for a second time) for a needed operation. A voice-over epilogue brought the film, made in late 1983 in Austria and England, up to date as of its premiere.

Film Details

Release Date
1984
Production Company
HBO Films; HBO Network- Home Box Office; Hbo Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States June 20, 1984

Film was reviewed in Variety 5/23/84 and released theatrically later in the year.