6.1/10
211
2 user 2 critic

The Big Space Travel (1975)

Bolshoe kosmicheskoe puteshestvie (original title)
Three teens are selected for a space flight on the spacecraft Astra. The children are subjected to crises and breakdowns, they have to deal with all sort of problems in outer space.

Director:

Valentin Selivanov

Writers:

Sergey Mikhalkov (play), Sergey Mikhalkov (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Faust III (2011)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk
Gora samotsvetov (TV Series 2005)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Over 70 fairy tales found in many regions of Russia and former Soviet states. A grand project that united many artists, a wide range of styles and animation techniques, from traditional and computer animation to stop motion and claymation.

Stars: Aleksandr Lenkov, Eduard Nazarov, Aleksandr Pozharov
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.

Directors: Richard Viktorov, Nikolay Viktorov
Stars: Yelena Metyolkina, Vadim Ledogorov, Uldis Lieldidzs
Action | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The movie is set in Belarus, where a team of counter-intelligence officers is given only three days to find a German radio operator posing as a Soviet soldier, behind soviet lines, on the ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Ptashuk
Stars: Evgeniy Mironov, Vladislav Galkin, Yuri Kolokolnikov
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A Finn preparing a work on the Russian hunting traditions and customs, comes to Russia to collect materials and is invited to take part in a hunting party. His flamboyant companions include... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Stars: Ville Haapasalo, Viktor Bychkov, Sergey Russkin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

General Ivolgin, forester Kuzmich, and good-natured Lyova lose their way on a fishing trip and wind up in a neighboring country, where they decide to have a good time anyway but end up ... See full synopsis »

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Stars: Aleksey Buldakov, Viktor Bychkov, Semyon Strugachyov
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Now the peculiarities of the national hunt are investigated during the winter season.

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Stars: Aleksey Buldakov, Viktor Bychkov, Sergei Guslinsky
Dovlatov (2018)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

DOVLATOV charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought preserve his own talent and decency with ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey German Jr.
Stars: Milan Maric, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The film is based on the book of Italian writer Gianni Rodari "Gelsomino in the Country of Liars".

Director: Tamara Lisitsian
Stars: Sergei Krupennikov, Vladimir Basov, Viktor Ilchenko
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A rocket from a distant planet approaching Earth must land on Mars due to a technical defect, thus the inhabitants of the Earth rush to their help.

Directors: Mikhail Karzhukov, Otar Koberidze
Stars: Larisa Gordeichik, Boris Borisenko, Otar Koberidze
Petlya Oriona (1981)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A strange phenomenon has been noticed on the outskirts of our Solar system that quickly approaches the Earth. It's called "Orion's Loop." A spaceship with a crew of people and androids ... See full summary »

Director: Vasili Levin
Stars: Leonid Bakshtayev, Gennadi Shkuratov, Anatoliy Mateshko
Russian Ark (2002)
Drama | Fantasy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ludmila Berlinskaya ... Sveta Ishenova (as Mila Berlinskaya)
Sergey Obrazov ... Fedya Druzhinin (as Seryozha Obrazov)
Igor Sakharov ... Sasha Ivanenko
Lyusena Ovchinnikova ... Zoya Petrovna - mama Druzhinina (as L. Ovchinnikova)
Pavel Ivanov ... Yegor Pavlovich Kalinovsky (as P. Ivanov)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marina Matviyenko
Ninel Myshkova ... Katerina (as N. Myshkova)
Vladimir Plotnikov ... Sotrudnik tsentra upravleniya poletom (as V. Plotnikov)
Zinaida Sorochinskaya ... Vrach i mama malchika (as Z. Sorochinskaya)
Vladimir Ukhin ... Sotrudnik tsentra upravleniya poletom (as V. Ukhin)
Aleksey Zolotnitskiy Aleksey Zolotnitskiy ... Sotrudnik tsentra upravleniya poletom (as A. Zolonitskiy)
Edit

Storyline

Three teens are selected for a space flight on the spacecraft Astra. The children are subjected to crises and breakdowns, they have to deal with all sort of problems in outer space.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Romance | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

5 November 1975 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Space Travel See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Kremlyovskiy koncert: Zhirinovskiy I Bush (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Too bizarre for words
28 September 2014 | by EitoManSee all my reviews

Perhaps if you understand Russian this film makes some degree of sense (I doubt it), but the subtitled English version will leave your head spinning. The plot--as far as I can make out--involves three kids (13 year olds) who are chosen (based on their aptitude) to become junior cosmonauts aboard a spaceship. Their back-stories are quite murky, but what little is shown about their interaction with parents is bizarre.

Before you know it, they're in space and the only adult on board has some unexplained sickness and is quarantined. Of course this leads ground control to make one of the 13 year olds "commander" of the mission, with the other two kids as his crew?!? This is played very straight and melodramatic...the gravity of the position (pun intended) weighs heavily on the kid who is portrayed as a cross between Mr Spock and Stalin.

The film is riddled with flashbacks that make little to no sense...go-kart races, running through fields, etc. The subtitles are so poorly mistranslated that you begin to wonder if they're messing with you (incompetence is the most likely culprit). I've seen plenty of Commie Sci-Fi (both Soviet and East German), but this film stands alone in its abject oddity. It's almost as if they attempted to make a kid's version of Solaris whilst retaining all the dark, bizarre elements but on a limited budget. Oh, and there's dancing. And it is glorious.

In summary, this is a great film that any fan of Psychotronic cinema should seek out. It is not "good" in any sense of the word, but it is really entertaining and fascinating. If nothing else, that such a kid's film exists, is proof-positive of the dystopian nature of Soviet life, art, and entertainment.


7 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed