Feature, 113min
Rusland, 2020
Russisch (English subtitles)

Director: Egor Abramenko
Cast: Fedor Bondarchuk, Oksana Akinshina, Pyotr Fyodorov
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science fiction, Thriller

Sometime during the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands. But its commander is not the only survivor in this compelling Russian movie. 

At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry. After a female Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the commander's mental state, it turns out that something dangerous crept into him before landing. This compelling, visually impressive Russian sci-fi movie is a genuine treat for Soviet conspiracy theory lovers! 


Sputnik ticks all the Soviet era boxes: from the rigid military and bureaucracy to a distant setting where no-one is watching and the powers that be have their hands free. After the opening meetings between the psychologist and the traumatized cosmonaut, the film cuts to the chase quickly and once it’s revealed what happened to the commander, the film ups a gear or two. As discovery after discovery happens, the bad guys become really bad and our heroine needs all her moral strength. A compelling, visually impressive Russian sci-fi movie, that's also a genuine treat for anyone with a taste for outrageous Soviet conspiracy theories.