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Gagarin. Pervyy v kosmose (2013)

GAGARIN: FIRST IN SPACE, is a feature film featuring amazing SFX, that celebrates the bravery and achievements of Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space. On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut ... See full summary »


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The true story of the Space Race told from the perspective of Yuri Gagarin, the peasant farm boy who became the first man in space.



Cast overview, first billed only:
Yaroslav Zhalnin ... Yuri Gagarin
Mikhail Filippov ... Sergey Korolev
Olga Ivanova Olga Ivanova ... Valentina Ivanova
Vadim Michman Vadim Michman ... Gherman Titov
Vladimir Steklov ... Nikolai Kamanin
Viktor Proskurin ... Father
Nadezhda Markina ... Mother
Daniil Vorobyov ... Grigory Nelyubov
Inga Strelkova-Oboldina Inga Strelkova-Oboldina ... Ada Kotovskaya
Sergey Tezov Sergey Tezov ... Colonel Karpov
Anatoliy Otradnov Anatoliy Otradnov ... Adrian Nikolaev
Vladimir Chuprikov ... Nikita Khrushchev
Evgeniy Tkachuk ... Lieutenant
Sergey Laktyunkin Sergey Laktyunkin ... Valeriy Bykovsky
Anatoliy Gushchin Anatoliy Gushchin ... Alexei Leonov


GAGARIN: FIRST IN SPACE, is a feature film featuring amazing SFX, that celebrates the bravery and achievements of Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space. On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Gagarin blasted off in a Vostok rocket and he orbited Earth for 108 minutes. He was the cosmonaut who was selected from over three thousand fighter pilots throughout the Soviet Union. Once chosen Gagarin is fast tracked to train for the unknown and the trip of a life time! Written by Manifest Film Sales

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The race is on.


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Russian | German

Release Date:

6 June 2013 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Gagarin See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »


Box Office


$9,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Kremlin Films See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the time of the film's release, Yaroslav Zhalnin (Gagarin) was 27, the same age that Yuri Gagarin was when he flew. See more »


At the end of the scene where Yuri's father learns that his son has just flown in space (at 1 hour & 45 minutes) the camera pulls back as he walks away from the meeting hall. A boom mic is visible on the right hand side of the picture as it pans back. See more »

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The legend reborn
12 April 2014 | by kommy-138-866498See all my reviews

Hands down, this is one of the best movies about space exploration. It is as close to the real events as it can be, no special effects, just a plain story of a country boy, who become an icon of 20th century.

Gagarin was a talented pilot, so were many others, but what set him apart was his demeanour towards his friends and colleague in the space training.

His life path wasn't easy, born to a family of humble peasants, who were pretty beat up by the life after the decimating WWII, he wasn't nurtured as a dreamer or even given any aspirations in his life.

It remains a mystery how Gagarin became such an eternal optimist. His own father refused to believe that it was his son orbiting around the Earth.

This disconnect haunted Gagarin most of his life, and therefore made the movie a true drama of human life and a triumph of a daring explorer, as Gagarin by chance found himself.

If you are looking for a Hollywood flick- look elsewhere, this is a very exact historic drama of a life of a person, who risked everything to be first of a kind, and it will keep you in suspense to the very end.

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