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Children in the Universe (1975)

Otroki vo vselennoy (original title)
Interstellar expedition manned by "pioneers" (Soviet Scouts) reach Alpha Kassiopea to find that smart robots have taken control of the whole planet. Their only goal: to make their masters ... See full summary »


Richard Viktorov


Isai Kuznetsov (as I. Kuznetsov), Avenir Zak (as A. Zak)




Credited cast:
Misha Yershov ... Victor Sereda
Aleksandr Grigoryev ... Pasha Kozelkov (as Sasha Grigoryev)
Vladimir Savin ... Misha Kopanygin (as Volodya Savin)
Vladimir Basov Ml. ... Fedya Lobanov (as Volodya Basov)
Olga Bityukova ... Varya Kuteischikova (as Olya Bityukova)
Vadim Ledogorov ... Agapit (as Dima Ledogorov)
Irina Savina ... Katya Panferova (as Ira Popova)
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ... I / O / O
Igor Ledogorov ... Inoplanetyanin
Lev Durov ... akademik Filatov
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nikolay Abrashin Nikolay Abrashin ... (as N. Abrashin)
Anatoliy Adoskin ... Kondraty Panteleimonovitch (as A. Adoskin)
Yevgeniy Doroshin Yevgeniy Doroshin ... (as Ye. Doroshin)
Natalya Fateeva ... Antonina Alekseevna (as N. fateyeva)
Aleksandr Lenkov ... Robot-ispolnitel (as A. Lenkov)


Interstellar expedition manned by "pioneers" (Soviet Scouts) reach Alpha Kassiopea to find that smart robots have taken control of the whole planet. Their only goal: to make their masters happy, as they understand it. Happiness is, to them, satisfaction of primitive needs, and removal of "disturbing" emotions such as love and responsibility. Many years ago they reached this goal and thus wiped out the original inhabitants. A few people escaped from "total happiness", and their descendants orbited the planet in a big space station for many generations. Brave Soviet pioneers land on the planet, destroy the robots and return the planet to the descendants. Written by Dolphin2

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Agapit's father: [stroking Agapit's bald head] Agapit, you've completely grown up: your hair's started growing.
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Follows Moscow: Cassiopea (1974) See more »

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Really a nice sci-fi movie
26 May 2010 | by alexfromhornSee all my reviews

This movie was really good, the budget was much higher than I expected it for a 1974 soviet production.

The story was good, it wasn't really special but for people who like sci-fi this is a big piece of enjoyment.

The acting was good as well although it was a little strange to me that the protagonists were children.

They had some good ideas and realized them nicely for that time. It was fun to watch, especially the strange robots and their behavior. Of course there were logic-missing moments but it was OK, it didn't destroy the atmosphere or anything. The higher ranked robots really creeped me out because of their looks. The effects were not that good but enjoyable. The confrontation with the planets intelligence was really funny and me laugh some times. And it's a movie on a higher intellectual level or it at least tries to be which made it something special, something to appreciate. I already watched some soviet, polish and czech sci-fi movies and I think this one was probably the best, so give it a try.

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25 March 1975 (Soviet Union) See more »

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Отроки во вселенной See more »

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Opuk mountain, Crimea, USSR See more »

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