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Set in the late '50s to early '60s, when the space war between the Soviet Union and United States was fiercely going on, a fifteen-year-old member of the communist party, Luciana, develops her ideals while living with her stepfather, and among male chauvinists in a communist group in Rome. Her only friend is her brother Arturo, who dreams of going to space but is unable to do so due to his epilepsy.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a slight, charming, thoughtful movie; one that can be recommended to fallen idealists of every persuasion."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"Has its charms, including an enticing, Almodˇvarian palette."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Cosmonaut is a slice-of-life film from a time and place now lost."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"A wry, sensitive coming-of-age comedy set against a very specific historical backdrop."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
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