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Mission Sputnik

Original title: Sputnik
German title: Sputnik
Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, 2013

Director: Dietrich, Markus
Production company: Ostlicht, Hamster Film
Co-producers: Negativ Films (CZ), A Private View (BE)
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Synopsis:
An adventurous story which centres around the young girl Friederike (10) and her friends who build a teleportation-device to beam her beloved uncle Mike back to the GDR, but accidentally beam all their townspeople into the West instead. Only quick thinking and action can undo the experiment and prevent the worst from happening. A race against time and the nasty local policeman begins.

Comments:
Director’s comment by Markus Dietrich: “When the Wall came tumbling down in 1989 and people were celebrating all over the world, I was ten years old – right at the heart of things. But it didn’t matter what the politicians thought, said or kept quiet at that time: for me, the fall of the Wall was more like a fantastic adventure than a world-changing event. And in my opinion, this makes SPUTNIK into what it is.”

Marketing strategies:
Release Autumn 2013

Festivals:
Michel Hamburg 2013, Schlingel Chemnitz 2013, Sehpferdchen Hannover 2014, Stockholm Junior 2014, Golden Sparrow CFF Erfurt/Gera 2014, Seoul IYFF 2014, Buster Copenhagen 2014, Kristiansand 2014, Chicago CFF 2014, Juniorfest Pilsen 2014, Kinodiseea Bucharest 2014, Just Film Tallinn 2014, Cinemagic Belfast 2014, Golden Elephant Hyderabad 2015

Website: www.ostlicht.de/site/content/en/projects/sputnik_wt/

World sales address/es:
Attraction Distribution (CDN)

Sold to:
MFA+-Filmverleih (D)
Jef (BE)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)