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Don't mind the rating - great movie!
Moorsoldat from Germany
12 June 2004
It's an imaginative story about an hypotetic last cosmonaut on the MIR
and it goes like that:
It's the year 1990: The communistic regime in the Sovietunion breaks
down and enters free-market-system. Everybody in the communistic
countries is aware of the changes and sees forward with hope for more
luxury on one hand and fear to loose authority on the other. But not
quite everybody is aware of the changes - there's one man, and he's
stranded in the earths orbit, on the MIR. Dependant on the informations
brought to him by the authorities on earth he stays unaware.
The authorities of the Kosmodrom (soviet launching site complex) face
the new capitalistic leaders who let them know, that there's not enough
money to support the MIR further on, not even to bring the last
So they make a cruel decision. Not to take the last cosmonaut home, but
to save the money for the transitrocket.
A great comedy with excellent parodies on the political world of the
early 90ties. Dominique Horwitz as the cosmonaut does a great play -
and very amiable character.
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