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Space Dogs (2019)

Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. A legend says that she returned to Earth as a ghost and still roams the streets of Moscow alongside her free-drifting descendants.
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Aleksey Serebryakov


Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. According to a legend, she returned to Earth as a ghost and has roamed the streets of Moscow ever since. Following her trace, and filmed from a dog's perspective, SPACE DOGS accompanies the adventures of her descendants: two street dogs living in today's Moscow. Their story is one of intimate fellowship but also relentless brutality, and is interwoven with unseen archive material from the Soviet cosmic era. A magical tale of voyagers scouting for unknown spaces. Written by RAUMZEITFILM Produktion

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How a Moscow street dog was sent into space and returned as a ghost




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Nothing to do with space
13 October 2020 | by charleski2000See all my reviews

Laika, the dog the Soviets sent into space, came from the streets of Moscow. This is a film about stray dogs roaming the streets of Moscow. That's the only link.

The dogs set off car alarms, pop balloons, and then kill a cat, which is the point at which I stopped watching. Maybe the empty, vacuous violence is some sort of metaphor for modern Russia, but I couldn't see why I should bother to decode it.

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Release Date:

11 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia

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