The Man Who Saved the World

One night the Soviet alarms went off alerting that US missiles were approaching. One man acted against orders. He saved the world from a nuclear holocaust.

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The Man Who Saved the World

The Man Who Saved the World

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The film tells the amazing story of Lt. Colonel Stanislav E. Petrov, formerly of the Soviet Army – a man who held the fate of the world in his hands for a few crucial minutes in history one night in 1983.

When an alarm went off saying that five American nuclear missiles had been launched against the Soviet Union, he followed his gut feeling and went against orders convincing the armed forces that the threat was a false alarm – hereby saving the world from a nuclear holocaust.

Two decades later, the forgotten hero goes on a spectacular journey to the United States, where his historical deed is finally recognised and appreciated, and meets the Americans who were once his enemies.

Director Peter Anthony
Producer Jakob Staberg
Produced by Statement Film in association with TV2, ZDF/ARTE, VPRO, NRK, SVT & VRT
Duration 105 min.
Year of Production 2014
Original Title The Man Who Saved the World
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