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Out of the Present (1997)

Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev is the focus of this chronicle of life on the Russian space station Mir, showing what outer space is really like. In addition to the routine day-to-day activities ... See full summary »

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Andrei Ujica

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Andrei Ujica
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Credited cast:
Anatoli Arzebarski Anatoli Arzebarski
Sergei Krikalev Sergei Krikalev
Helen Sharman Helen Sharman
Aleksandr Volkov Aleksandr Volkov
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Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev is the focus of this chronicle of life on the Russian space station Mir, showing what outer space is really like. In addition to the routine day-to-day activities of eating, exercising, and conducting experiments in weightlessness, Krikalev is a bystander to the collapse of the Soviet Union during his 10-month stay onboard Mir in 1991-92. Written by Norman Cook <cook@ssdgwy.mdc.com>

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Country:

Germany

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Russian

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3 December 1997 (France) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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References Solaris (1971) See more »

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Twist in My Sobriety
Written by Tanita Tikaram (uncredited)
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Out of the Present within the cinematic world
20 June 2007 | by riedl-2See all my reviews

Though I already knew that Out of the Present has cult status, I was surprised to recognize how highly estimated this film is within the cinematic world. I'd like to share the comments with you that struck me most and as I think this is worth knowing for everyone who has seen this piece of artwork or – which I really recommend you - has intention to do so.

For example Kees Brienen, a Programme Adviser at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, in an interview mentioned it among the five movies he would take to a lonely island. Marc Caro, famous comic-strip artist and film director, actually says that to him the MIR space station "is Out of the Present, the great documentary by Andrei Ujica." He finds that Sergei Krikalev's stay and his living the "political changes from above there, is an hallucinating issue". While Marina Azcarate talked about the film and its reception when she was a jury member of Cannes Junior in 1997. Not only was she obviously deeply impressed herself by the movie as well as by the encounter with director Andrei Ujica and cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, but she also refers to Tim Burton, who in the same year was member of the main jury in Cannes, calling it simply "great".

These people surely know what they are talking about and their valuing Out of the Present so much is quite an interesting background.


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