Sputnik (Russian: Спутник) is a 2020 Russian science fiction horror film directed by Egor Abramenko, in his feature film directorial debut. It is played by Oksana Akinshina, a young doctor who was recruited by the army to evaluate an astronaut who survived a mysterious space accident and returned to Earth with a dangerous creature. In addition to Akinsina, the film’s actors include Peter Fyodorov (Pyotr Fyodorov) and Fyodor Bondarchuk (Fyodor Bondarchuk).
The satellite was originally scheduled to have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2020, and then it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was released on-demand in Russia on April 23, 2020.
Oksana Akinshina as Tatyana Yuryevna Klimova, a physician – neurophysiologist
Fyodor Bondarchuk as Colonel Semiradov
Pyotr Fyodorov as Konstantin
Anton Vasiliev as Yan Rigel
Vitaliya Korniyenko as a child in an orphanage
Aleksey Demidov as Kirill Averchenko
Anna Nazarova as Nurse
Aleksandr Marushev as Convict Ruben
Albrecht Zander as Convict Seryj
Pavel Ustinov as Convoy
The main photography of this film was held in Moscow in the winter of 2018-2019. Most of the scenes of the film were shot at the Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry.
Sputnik was originally scheduled to have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2020, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sony Pictures plans to release its film in Russia on April 16, 2020, but the film will be released on April 23 on Russian VOD on the More.tv, Wink and Ivi.ru platforms. At the beginning of the same month, it won the North American distribution rights for the film. The film is scheduled to be released in select theaters and video on demand in North America on August 14, 2020.
After it was released in Russia, more than 1 million people circulated satellite satellites on “More.tv”, “Wink” and “Ivi.ru”, making this movie the most streamed movie of all services in two years, surpassing the United States And other Russian films.