The 4 Film Veit Helmer Retrospective continues on Spamflix with the comedy Baikonur.
“Full of authentic detail this is a slender fable, pitting the aetherial against the earthy, but genuinely charming and not without bite.” – SCREEN
“Whatever falls from heaven, you may keep.” That’s the unwritten law of the Kazakh steppes avidly adhered to by the inhabitants of a small village, who collect the space debris that falls downrange from the nearby Baikonur Cosmodrome. The last two youthful members of the village are the radio operator Iskander, known as Gagarin, and the spirited Nazira. While Nazira finds it increasing difficult to conceal her love for Iskander, he is evidently not only crazy about Baikonur and the vastness of outer space, but also deeply smitten with the beautiful French astronaut Julie Mahé, whose journey to the stars he wistfully follows on television. Until she falls from heaven.
Shot on location on the world's first and largest operational space launch facility, Baikonur, also features music of the renowed musician Goran Bregovic.
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