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Cosmonaut's Letter, The (Brief des Kosmonauten, Der)

Cosmonaut's Letter, The
Luk Piyes, Frederick Lau (photo © Kick Film)

Life itself is one of the most exciting and difficult journeys. The Cosmonaut’s Letter is the sensitive and entertaining story of Ruslan, a Russian jack-of-all-trades, and Heinrich, a 10-year-old runaway. Each of them has a dream. Heinrich wants to become a cosmonaut and does everything he can to make his wish come true. Ruslan has the equally difficult-to-realize dream of traveling to the United States with three Russian friends.

The Cosmonaut’s Letter shows that the real adventure in life lies somewhere between a newborn dream and its realization.
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Vladimir Torbica
Cinematography Andreas Höfer
Peter Przygodda
Vladimir Genin
Heidi Luedi
Cast Luk Piyes, Frederick Lau, Oliver Baessler, Katja Medvedeva, Walera Kanischtscheff
Producer Markus Zimmer
Production Company Clasart Film/Munich
Runtime 99 min
Format 35 mm, color
 German/some Russian
Sound Technology Dolby Digital 6-Track
Festivals Belgrade 2003
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern