Director(s): Alexey German Jr.
Venice International Film Festival 2008 - Competition
Amid the historical events connected with the preparation of the first man to fly into outer space, a personal human tragedy of the main character unravels. This character is Daniel Pokrovksy, a doctor working with the first group of Soviet cosmonauts. Caught in the center of a conflict between honor and conscience, between two women who love him, between spiritual integrity and scientific duty, the man makes his choice – a choice that could cost him not only his personal happiness and professional respect, but also his life.