The film is an artistically spare depiction of the Greek myth of Sysiphus, sentenced to eternally roll a stone up a mountain. The story is presented in a single, unbroken shot, consisting ... See full summary »
A military scientist creates a mind-reading weapon for his generals on a remote island. After the demonstration, the generals are pleased. Little do they realize, both the weapon, and the creator of the weapon have a mind of their own.
GAGARIN: FIRST IN SPACE, is a feature film featuring amazing SFX, that celebrates the bravery and achievements of Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space. On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut ... See full summary »
Quite funny, as well as a bit wistful and bittersweet.
Given the nature of its premise and the country of origin being Russia, it's a fairly logical guess that the title is a reference to Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmonaut who became the first man to climb into a glorified tin can and be shot into orbit around the Earth. This is a very cute, often funny and sometimes poignant cartoon about getting what you wish for. That it doesn't always turn out as you wish it to is the ironic twist here. This can be found on one of the Spike and Mike Festival of Animation compilations and is well worth looking for. Highly recommended.
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