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Ukroshcheniye ognya (1972)

 -  Biography | Drama | History  -  June 1973 (USA)
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About Russian space program and missile industry, and it's founder Sergei P. Korolev, from the 1920s to the first man in space in 1961.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirill Lavrov ...
Andrei Bashkirtsev
Ada Rogovtseva ...
Igor Gorbachyov ...
Andrei Popov ...
Igor Vladimirov ...
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ...
Vsevolod Safonov ...
Zinoviy Gerdt ...
Svetlana Korkoshko ...
Zoya Konstantinova
Michael Karelin (as P. Shelokhonov)
Yuri Leonidov ...
(as Yu. Leonidov)
Igor Petrovsky ...
(as I. Petrovsky)
Andro Kobaladze ...
Stalin (as A. Kobaladze)
Galiks Kolchitsky ...
Igor Kurchatov (as G. Kolchinsky)
Lavr Lyndin ...
First Cosmonaut (as L. Lyndin)


Epic film based on a true story about Russian space and missile industry and it's founder Sergei P. Korolev (as the leading character Andrei Bashkirtsev). Before WWII he develops the first rocket launch center in Central Russia and makes the "Katyusha" weapon. In spite of his arrest and imprisonment, he continues working on rocket design. He is released from prison upon his request to fight in the front-line against the Nazis. After WWII he makes a new rocket system for the nuclear missiles program, and another new rocket that launched "Sputnik" in 1957. Next achievement is the first man in space and several other human space missions. Korolev's uncompromising character causes him many problems with Soviet politicians, and he dies from a heart attack. His mission is carried on by his colleagues. Note: Footages of Baykonur Kosmodrome in Kazakhstan and of the Soviet Space Center in Moscow are adding authenticity to the film, but most of the footage had not been released to the public. ... Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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June 1973 (USA)  »

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Taming of the Fire  »

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Russian TV networks have shown this film on 12 April (the anniversary of first man in space) every year since 1973. See more »

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An epic about Russian rocket scientists and the first man in space.
27 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

An epic about Russian rocket scientists and the launches of "Sputnik" and Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space. Soviet secrets are unveiled and many facts are uncovered in this powerful film. The filming locations were top secret in the Soviet Union. Filming was made at the Soviet Space Research Centers near Moscow and at numerous launch sites of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the deserts of Kazakhtan. Actors are playing the top secret characters, who's real names were not mentioned in the film credits and public media. The leading character and other rocket scientists seem like they were well coached by the real space staff.

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