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Ukroshcheniye ognya (1972)

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 ... Natasha
Igor Gorbachyov ... Evgeniy Ognev
Andrei Popov ... Nikolay Logunov
Igor Vladimirov ... Anatoliy Golovin
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ... Konstantin Tsiolkovskiy
Vsevolod Safonov ... Leonid Sretenskiy
Zinoviy Gerdt ... Artur Kartashov
Svetlana Korkoshko ... Zoya Konstantinova
Petr Shelokhonov ... Mikhail Karelin (as P. Shelokhonov)
Yuri Leonidov ... Morozov (as Yu. Leonidov)
Igor Petrovsky Igor Petrovsky ... (as I. Petrovsky)
Andro Kobaladze Andro Kobaladze ... Iosif Stalin (as A. Kobaladze)
Galiks Kolchitskiy ... Igor Kurchatov (as G. Kolchinsky)
Lavr Lyndin Lavr Lyndin ... First Cosmonaut (as L. Lyndin)


1930 year. Young Andrei Bashkirtsev, just graduated from school, goes to Moscow with drawings of a self-constructed airplane. Illiterate drawings are rejected, but Bashkirtsev does not abandon his dream - to build a jet-engine aircraft. But life disposes differently, and Bashkirtsev becomes the first person in Soviet rocket engineering. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Release Date:

June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taming of the Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlantic Ocean See more »

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Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Mono (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Actual launches of Soviet space rockets were filmed in 1970 and 1971 at Baykonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. See more »

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Important document of Russian history
16 December 2009 | by gaidar69See all my reviews

Ukroshcheniye ognya (1972) is probably among several most important visual documents of the 20th Century Russian\Soviet history. The film was made in dangerous times of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the USA, when the two superpowers were about to destroy each other with nuclear missiles. Deadly Russian missiles and nuclear explosions, and more interesting stuff is superbly shown in this epic film. It isn't important that the leading character is based on Sergei Korolyov, who was the number one rocket scientist in the Soviet Union. More important about this movie is the rare view through the Iron Curtain, an original insight into the Kremlin politics, some intriguing atmosphere of Soviet secrecy and enigmatic ambiance of Russian military science of that era. Lavrov's acting is superb, as he leads a nice ensemble of top Russian stars, such as Smoktunovsky, Kuznetsova, Gerdt and Popov with other actors. Excellent cinematography with two cameras. Powerful depiction of the first military use of missiles during the Nazi invasion of Russia in WWII. Interesting shots of Russian space centers and rare footages from the original flight of Gagarin - the first man in space. This epic is a desirable collector's item.

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