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To the Stars by Hard Ways (1981)

Cherez ternii k zvyozdam (original title)
A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yelena Metyolkina ... Niyya
Vadim Ledogorov ... Cadet Stepan Lebedev
Uldis Lieldidzs ... Sergei Lebedev (as Uldis Lieldidz)
Yelena Fadeyeva ... Maria Pavlovna
Vatslav Dvorzhetsky ... Petr Petrovich
Nadezhda Sementsova ... Professor Nadezhda Ivanova
Aleksandr Lazarev ... Professor Klimov
Aleksandr Mikhaylov ... Dreier
Boris Shcherbakov ... Navigator Kolotin
Igor Ledogorov ... Ambassador Rakan
Igor Yasulovich ... Torki
Gleb Strizhenov ... Glan
Vladimir Fyodorov ... Turanchoks
Evgeniy Karelskikh
Valeriy Nosik ... Liy
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A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Humanoid Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Kiev, Ukraine See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (restored version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Niyya is the sole surviving member of a family of conceptualizing beings who were created by Glan, all of whom were ectogens - persons who were, or are being, gestated in artificial wombs. See more »

Goofs

When they are in the "weightless" space station, one can see bubbles coming from one of the actors, revealing that the scene was filmed underwater. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Sandy Frank version (Humanoid Woman) has a new credits sequence that uses Americanized names for the main cast and crew (Richard Viktorov becomes Richard Victor, Kir Bulychyov becomes Kir Brown, Yelena Metyolkina becomes Helen Metelkine, and so on). Oddly, the actual characters in the film retain their original character names. See more »

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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Humanoid Woman (1989) See more »

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Good Soviet Sci-Fi
1 August 2017 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

A bit long but worth seeing. The story of Kir Bulychyov and Richard Viktorov is interesting and honorable by the same Richard Viktorov along with Nikolay Viktorov. It made me think of Tarkovski, "Solaris" and "Stalker". Yelena Metyolkina is impeccable in the role of the Niyya clone. And all the other actors are very credible and convincing. The film has a little humor, thanks to several characters. The decorations and the costumes are very well done. And Aleksey Rybnikov's music is super special.


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