Dreaming of Space

The USSR, 1957, time of hope and genuine belief that the future will undoubtedly be bright. The Soviet satellite is conquering space, and on the Earth, in a little port city, the bright beaming eyes of Konyok and Lara - a naive restaurant cook and his waitress girlfriend - follow the movement of the satellite with hope and excitement. Their ...more

The USSR, 1957, time of hope and genuine belief that the future will undoubtedly be bright. The Soviet satellite is conquering space, and on the Earth, in a little port city, the bright beaming eyes of Konyok and Lara - a naive restaurant cook and his waitress girlfriend - follow the movement of the satellite with hope and excitement. Their romance is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious stranger, Gherman. He knows for sure that one can not run away from this country. One can only fly. Or swim. The guys are absolutely different: the first is a provincial and simple one, the other is a cynical newcomer from the big world. Their strange relationship resembles boxing which was the initial reason of their acquaintance: it is kicked off with punches, blood, and cut lips. But everything that happens to them makes them closer and closer, but how will it end?

Movie Details

  • Director(s) Alexey Uchitel
  • Starring Eugeny Mironov, Eugeny Tsyganov, Irina Pegova, Elena Lyadova, Dmitry Mulyar
  • Language(s) Russian
  • Subtitle(s) English
  • Released January 01, 2005
  • Genre
  • Run Time 90 minutes
  • Rating NR

BIGSTAR Review

In DREAMING OF SPACE, it's the U.S.S.R.'s Sputnik-era 1950's, and the extremely naive (yet visually absorbent) "Horsie" (Yevgeny Mironov of 2008's IN TRANZIT) is an amateur boxer and cook. After exchanging jabs with Gherman, the mysterious new fighter at his gym, "Horsie" becomes smitten when he learns his new sparring partner is a secret Cosmonaut in training. THAT is when this film gets OBSESSIVELY complex, and literally becomes "The Soviet Mr. Ripley." That, or "Single White Comrade." Winner of the Golden George at the 27th Moscow International Film Fest, the truly trippy DREAMING OF SPACE may have you mimicking your hero's creepy mustache! NYET!!

- Steve

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