Film

Salyut 7

Release date: 12 October 2017

Format: Feature film

Genre: Disaster Film, Drama, Featured En

Director: Klim Shipenko

Writer: Klim Shipenko, Alexey Chupov, Natasha Merkulova

Story Idea: Alexey Samolyotov

Cinematographer: Sergey Astakhov, Ivan Burlakov

Producer: Sergey Selyanov, Bakur Bakuradze, Anton Zlatopolsky. Executive producers: Yulia Mishkinene, Natalia Smirnova

Production: Russia

Production Companies: CTB Film Company, «Russia 1» TV Channel, Lemonfilms studio, Vita Aktiva Production, Globus Film, with support from the Film Foundation

Distributor: Nashe Kino

Actors: Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Pavel Derevyanko, Maria Mironova, Oksana Fandera, Lyubov Aksenova, Alexander Samoilenko, Vitaly Khaev

Colour: Colour

The unmanned Soviet space station Salyut 7, which is in low Earth orbit, suddenly stops responding to commands from the Control Center. A rescue mission is undertaken. The astronauts must find the dead space station and — for the first time in history — dock to 20 tons of uncontrollable metal. Even though the team realized that they have very little chance to return to Earth alive, this risky way is the only solution.

They must not only enter the station but also restart its systems. Will two men be able to prevent the disaster and save the planet from the falling station? The rescue mission quickly turns into a dangerous and gruelling task. A detective story in space.

The film is based on actual events. The 1985 mission to Salyut 7 is considered to be the most technically challenging in the history of space exploration.

Press release: download PDF
Film website: www.facebook.com/film.salut7

Festivals and Awards:
2017 Utopialies International Science Fiction Festival: Grand Prix, People’s Choice Award
2017 Trieste Science+Fiction Festival: People’s Choice Award

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Salyut 7

The unmanned Soviet space station Salyut 7, which is in low Earth orbit, suddenly stops responding to commands from the Control Center. A rescue mission is undertaken. The astronauts must find the dead space station and — for the first time in history — dock to 20 tons of uncontrollable metal. Even though the team realized that they have very little chance to return to Earth alive, this risky way is the only solution.

They must not only enter the station but also restart its systems. Will two men be able to prevent the disaster and save the planet from the falling station? The rescue mission quickly turns into a dangerous and gruelling task. A detective story in space.

The film is based on actual events. The 1985 mission to Salyut 7 is considered to be the most technically challenging in the history of space exploration.

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