Mission Sputnik Mission Sputnik
director
Markus Dietrich
author
Markus Dietrich
camera
Philipp Kirsamer
production
ostlicht filmproduktion GmbH, Hamster Film
coproduction
A Private View, negativ film productions
broadcaster
MDR, NDR
editorial
Astrid Plenk, Christa Streiber, Ole Kampovski
distributor
MFA+ Filmdistribution
worldsales
attraction distribution
<p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 10px; font-family: Helvetica; ">Funded by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Filmförderungsanstalt, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, the Czech Filmfund, Belgian Tax Shelter, Eurimages.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 10px; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 12px; "></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 10px; font-family: Helvetica; ">Co-produced with MDR, NDR, A Private View and negativ productions.&nbsp;</p> <div></div>
  • Nominated for the German Film Prize 2014 in the Category Best Childrens Movie
  • Prize of the German Film Critics 2013: Best Childrens Film
  • Final Cut - Marburger Childrens- and Youth Film Festival 2013: Best Childrens Movie
  • Filmkunsttage Saxony-Anhalt: Filmkunstpreis 2013 (Special Award, Camera) for Philipp Kirsamer
  • KinderFilmFest Münster 2013: Special Mention
  • TP2-Filmprize 2014 in the category: "Films with over 45 minutes length"
  • Schlingel in Novosibirsk 2014: Best Childrens Movie
  • 10th Festival des Deutschen Films Ludwigshafen 2014, Special Mention by the Childrens Jury
  • Prädikat BESONDERS WERTVOLL by the German Film Quality Assessment Board
publication
2013
website
www.sputnikderfilm.de

Mission Sputnik After 20 years, SPUTNIK eventually tells the truth about November 9, 1989.

Fall 1989: No one suspects that these are the last days of a small country. Especially in the contemplative village of Malkow, in the middle of the German Democratic Republic, everything is going its usual way – the socialist way.

At least at first glance. In the shadows, though, 10 year old Rike together with her friends Fabian and Jonathan is working on a spectacular invention, that will change the world, or at least beam back her uncle Mike from West-Berlin to Eastern Germany: a beam machine.

What they don’t suspect, the parents of Rike also plan to leave the GDR. And the policeman Mauder, a true comrade of the government, is already hard on the heels of the inventive three friends.

The plot thickens when the experiment takes an unexpected turn on November 9, 1989: it is not Mike, who lands back in Malkow, but the villagers on the Berlin Wall. Did the children accidentally change the world?