Paper Soldier
Filmfest 2009

Kazakhstan, early 1961. Daniel Pokrovsky, a medical officer, works with the first Soviet cosmonauts. Daniel, although married, finds himself in a complicated yet tender relationship with a young girl named Vera. Daniel returns to Moscow where he is put in charge of the health of future cosmonauts. He tries to be more than a doctor for the cadets, a friend, and can’t accept the fact that these young men may die for their country's superiority in space. His wife Nina feels the same and keeps asking Daniel to quit his job. When one of the cadets dies, Daniel has a nervous breakdown. Still, he leaves for Kazakhstan in order to prepare for the launch of the first man into space. Nina follows him to Kazakhstan, where she learns about his involvement with Vera. . . Production Notes

tags: Feature film

Cast: Merab Ninidze, Chulpan Khamatova, Anastasya Sheveleva

Credits

Director: Aleksey German Jr.