Several children go to a lifelong space mission to Cassiopeia because they don’t want to go to school.
I just read the other comment. I myself watched it on East German TV in the seventies. Now it came out on DVD in Germany, with a German soundtrack provided by the former East German DEFA. I still hope for a new Russian Release with the original soundtrack and subtitles. Great nostalgic sci-fi movie. It certainly is no piece of propaganda of the old regime. You have young people with dreams as the spaceship crew. It is a very quiet movie, the heroes being adolescents sent on the long way to Cassiopeia. But something goes a bit wrong … no I will not tell you more. At least if you know some German, you can now watch it. As I know the Russians, they will probably have it out again on DVD pretty soon.
Director: Richard Viktorov
Writers: Isai Kuznetsov, Avenir Zak (as A. Zak)
Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Misha Yershov, Aleksandr Grigoryev
Country: Soviet Union
Release Date: 23 September 1974 (Soviet Union)
Also Known As: Москва-Кассиопея
Filming Locations: Moscow, USSR
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 1.41 GiB
Duration : 1 h 19 min
Overall bit rate : 2 525 kb/s