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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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The beauty of Canines. Either on space, or on the streets
19 September 2020 | by manumfernandesSee all my reviews

A very harsh documentary with small portions of dialogue, just enough for us to create the narrative the images elicit on us. Most of the time, we simply see dogs, they won't tell us anything, they will just go around with their lives completely ignorant to the camera and what it means.

Sometimes, we followed these dogs, other times we saw historical archive footage of the efforts to launch dogs into space. Other times, the images were violent, not for those who are faint of hear but they were real images that depicted what these dogs were submited to.

Once regarded as giants in space, now homeless on the streets.

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Release Date:

11 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia

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