Daniel is an idealistic medic assigned to care for the health of the first Soviet cosmonaut troop. His concerns over the safety and morality of the project mesh with doubts about his own personal choices, as he enters a troubled extra-marital affair with the lovely Vera.
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This is an extraordinary, surprising film I caught up recently. It gives you a whole other perspective on the Russian moon landing attempts happening in the 60's, a portrait of a nation in desperate search of conviction yet finding only doubts. Russian actress Chulpan Khamatova (on photo above) is by far the most pleasant (by that I mean pretty!) surprise I've encountered in any film lately.