Kazakhstan, 1961: Doctor Daniel Pokrovsky has been assigned as the resident medic to the troupe of Soviet kosmonauts who are training become the first humans in space. Splitting his time between his home in Moscow and the kosmonaut launching facility on the Kazakh steppes, the married doctor strikes up a relationship with the young, beautiful and romantically inexperienced Vera. And as rockets crash and burn as the day of the launch comes ever closer, Daniel's life seems to bee falling apart as well.
Aleksei German Jr.
Aleksei Gherman jr. was born in Moscow in 1976. He grew up in St. Petersburg, where he graduated from St. Petersburg State Art Academy in 1993. In 2001 he graduated from the prestigious VGIK - Russian State Institute of Cinematography and went to work at the Lenfilm Studio. He made two shorts before his debute THE LAST TRAIN in 2003. Since then, he has made the two features GARPASTUM (2006) and PAPER SOLDIER (2008), as well as one of the segments in KOROTKOE ZAMYKANIE (2009).