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Filmmakers Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter take a brutal and mesmerizing look at violence in Space Dogs. Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. According to a legend, she returned to Earth as a ghost and has roamed the streets of Moscow ever since. Following her trace, and filmed from a dog’s perspective, SPACE DOGS accompanies the adventures of her descendants: two street dogs living in today’s Moscow. Their story is one of intimate fellowship but also relentless brutality, and is interwoven with unseen archive material from the Soviet cosmic era. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    91 min.
  • Language
    Russian with English subtitles
  • Country
    Austria, Germany
  • Premiere
    Locarno 2019
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Note
    Contains graphic violent content involving animal death and experimentation on animals.
  • Director
    Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter
  • Producer
    Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter
  • Cinematographer
    Yunus Roy Imer
  • Editor
    Jan Soldat and Stephan Bechinger
  • Sound Design
    Jonathan Schorr
  • Music
    Paradox Paradise