The Man Who Saved The World

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No one knows his name. No one knows his story. But everyone owes their life to Stanislav Petrov. September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov saves the world from disaster at the peak of the Cold War when tensions between the US and Russia are running high. Decades later, he lives alone in a one bedroom flat on the outskirts of Moscow, his life unravelling around him. But then the United Nations invite Stanislav to New York to reward him for his contribution to the world today and as he embarks on a spectacular journey to save himself, meeting Robert De Niro, Matt Damon and Kevin Costner on the way, this unlikely real life hero reminds us how close we came to Apocalypse and how precarious the world still is today.

Documentary | History

Dir. Peter Anthony, Denmark, 2015, some subtitles

Cast (as themselves): Stanislav Petrov, Kevin Costner, Sergey Shnyryov

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