Paper Soldier (Bumaznyj soldat)
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Paper Soldier (Bumaznyj soldat)
The men and women who helped make heroes of the Soviet Union's first men in space are shown with all their flaws and insecurities on display in this psychological drama from Russian filmmaker Alexey German Jr.. It's the spring of 1961, and Dr. Daniel Pokrovsky (Merab Ninidze) is a physician who monitors the health of Soviet cosmonauts during the early days of Russia's manned space program. With Vostock 1 scheduled to send Yuri Gagarin into orbit in a matter of weeks, Pokrovsky is a busy man, and while he's outwardly confident, inwardly he has grave doubts about the safety of… More

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"Deftly visualizes those dual elements of terrifying uncertainty and thrilling history that were the essence of the Soviet liberal experiment era."
‑ Lauren Wissot, Slant Magazine
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