Synopsis by Nathan Southern
The twin shadows of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the Orange Revolution hang over Ivan Kravchyshyn's multistory, many-layered drama Stop Revolution. At the tale's center is the relentless police investigation of former nuclear physicist - and current prisoner - Nestor Ivanovich Hreem (Mykola Oliynyk). His path, it seems, criss-crossed with several athletes who made the dire mistake of offending Nestor's mafioso brother, Doc; Doc, in turn, bears responsibility for once sending aid to Chernobyl victims through a ministry that he established, and foolishly encouraging Nestor's son to volunteer - which promptly led to the young man's torturous death from radioactive fallout. These stories intersect in a society whose denizens fail to adhere to logic, individual liberties, or trustworthiness - tendencies that make life nearly impossible for everyone, including Nestor.