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Out of the Present

Directed by Andrei Ujică
Germany, France, 1995


Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev is the focus of this chronicle of life on the Russian space station Mir, showing what outer space is really like. In addition to the routine day-to-day activities. Krikalev is a bystander to the collapse of the Soviet Union during his 10-month stay onboard.

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Out of the Present Directed by Andrei Ujică

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  • Noli Manaig's rating of the film Out of the Present

    Away from the present, the here and now of earth, an intimate portrait of cosmonauts in outer space. Down here, the USSR is about to implode. Up there, the cosmonauts confess to a playful childishness, in contrast, perhaps, to the Promethean boast about a giant leap for mankind. Unable to witness historical & familial events while in space suggests a sacrifice on their part: beyond transcendence, a yearning for earth

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