CTB Film Company, Lemonfilms Studio, and Rossiya TV, with support from the Film Foundation, present “Salyut 7”, a film based on historic events, which tells the story of the most heroic and tense mission in the history of space exploration.
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.
Twenty minutes of footage open space and 40 minutes of weightlessness—a first for any movie.
Unprecedented shooting techniques were designed especially for this film by cinematographer Sergey Astakhov.
With support from Roscosmos, a national corporation for space exploration.
In theatres starting on October 5, 2017.
Starring: Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Pavel Derevyanko, Maria Mironova, Oksana Fandera, Lyubov Aksenova, Alexander Samoilenko, Vitaly Khaev, Igor Ugolnikov
Producers: Sergey Selyanov, Bakur Bakuradze, Anton Zlatopolsky
Director: Klim Shipenko
Executive producers: Julia Mishkinene, Natalia Smirnova
Cinematographers: Sergey Astakhov, Ivan Burlakov
Idea: Sergey Samolyotov
Screenplay: Klim Shipenko, Alexey Chupov, Natalia Merkulova, Bakur Bakuradze
Studios: GLOBUS Film, Vita Aktiva Production