La Transversale : Time Travelling

Out of the present

Andrei Ujica

Germany / France
Russian with french subtitles

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 of eating, exercising, and conducting experiments in weightlessness, Krikalev is a bystander to the collapse of the Soviet Union during his 10-month stay onboard Mir in 1991-92.

Anatoli Artsebarski, Serguei Krikalev, Helen Sharman, Viktor Afanassiev
Andrei Ujica
Vadim Yusov, les cosmonautes
Frank Meyer, Andrei Ujica
Peter Lazonby, Temporary Items, Mori Kante, Johann Strauss
Ralf Henninger, Heidi Leihbecher, Svetlana Ivanova, Andrei Ujica
BIFF, WDR - WestDeutscher Rundfunk, Arte, Studio des Films Documentaires de Saint-Petersbourg, RTBF, Harun Farocki Filmproduktion

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