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- 1 hr 58 min
Paper Soldier is a Russian film about the country's first manned space program, set in 1961. The story follows Dr. Daniel Pokrovsky, who is one of the experts working on sending an astronaut into orbit. Pokrovsky's commitment to work is compromised by his strained marriage to his wife, Nina, and his relationship with his young girlfriend, Vera. The period film relies heavily on the landscape of Kazhakstan, where the Russian Cosmodome is located. Pokrovsky's personal drama is set against the backdrop of the Space Race, as Russia comes closer to becoming the first nation to send a man to space.