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Sputnik

  • SF
  • 괴물
  • 히어로
  • 외계인
  • 액션

Russia|2020 |108min |Asian Premiere |

Code Time Theater Rate GV Ticketing
206 7/11  11:00 CGV Sopung 9 18
505 7/14  11:00 CGV Sopung 8 18
206 7/11  11:00CGV Sopung 9
18
505 7/14  11:00CGV Sopung 8
18

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Program Note

In 1983, The Soviet Union’s spacecraft named orbita-4 made an emergency landing for unknown reasons. Brain specialist Klinova heads to the All-Union Scientific Reasearch Institute to analyze the symptoms of the surviving astronaut, Veshnyakov. As she examines Veshnyakov, who keeps getting worse and recovering again, she finds that an alien parasite had permeated his body and returned to earth in the emergency landing. Having identified the symbiotic relationship between Veshnyakov and the parasite, Klinova comes up with a plan to save him.

Sputnik, which translates as ‘companion’, symbolizes the former Soviet Union’s ambitious space program of the 20th century, suggested by the relationships between Klinova and Veshnyakov, and that of Veshnyakov and the parasite. This film masterfully integrates elements of sci-fi horror redolent of Alien, including the female hero, extraterrestrials and undersea claustrophobia, with touches of thriller and action genres too. By using the motifs of body invasion and unbidden psychological collusion, a subtle criticism of the oppressing Soviet Union and the ultimate victory of humanism are heavily addressed. (Jin PARK)

Director

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Egor ABRAMENKO

Egor Abramenko worked as director of music videos and commercials after graduation of The Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in 2009. His sci-fi thriller short The Passenger (2017), which later inspired his feature debut Sputnik, was selected for Fantastic Film Festival.

Credit

Producer Mikhail Vrubel, Alexander Andryushenko
Screenplay Andrey Zolotarev, Oleg Malovichko
Cinematographer Maxim Zhukov
Editor Andrey Mesnyankin
Sound Alexandra Kozlova
Music Oleg Karpachev
Production Design Mariya Slavina
Cast Oksana Akinshina, Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov
Sales North American (XYZ) Art Pictures

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