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To the Stars by Hard Ways (1981)

Cherez ternii k zvyozdam (original title)
A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yelena Metyolkina ... Niyya
Vadim Ledogorov ... Cadet Stepan Lebedev
Uldis Lieldidzs ... Sergei Lebedev (as Uldis Lieldidz)
Yelena Fadeyeva ... Maria Pavlovna
Vatslav Dvorzhetsky ... Petr Petrovich
Nadezhda Sementsova ... Professor Nadezhda Ivanova
Aleksandr Lazarev ... Professor Klimov
Aleksandr Mikhaylov ... Dreier
Boris Shcherbakov ... Navigator Kolotin
Igor Ledogorov ... Ambassador Rakan
Igor Yasulovich ... Torki
Gleb Strizhenov ... Glan
Vladimir Fyodorov ... Turanchoks
Evgeniy Karelskikh
Valeriy Nosik ... Liy
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Storyline

A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.

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Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Humanoid Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Kiev, Ukraine See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (restored) |

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (restored version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was restored in 2001 by director's son using film clips, shooting scripts, original camera outtakes, director's notes and surviving 70mm positive print. See more »

Goofs

When they are in the "weightless" space station, one can see bubbles coming from one of the actors, revealing that the scene was filmed underwater. See more »

Alternate Versions

To differentiate between original version and restored version "A New Version" subtitle is added to the title shot.The music was re-recorded, and most ADR was redone with surviving actors. The existing special effects were refined. New effects envisioned in the script that were not possible in 1979 created. The story and dialog were streamlined, and resulting cuts amounted to almost 25 minutes. The opening and closing titles were completely re-shot. See more »

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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Humanoid Woman (1989) See more »

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Good Soviet Sci-Fi
1 August 2017 | by RodrigAndrisanSee all my reviews

A bit long but worth seeing. The story of Kir Bulychyov and Richard Viktorov is interesting and honorable by the same Richard Viktorov along with Nikolay Viktorov. It made me think of Tarkovski, "Solaris" and "Stalker". Yelena Metyolkina is impeccable in the role of the Niyya clone. And all the other actors are very credible and convincing. The film has a little humor, thanks to several characters. The decorations and the costumes are very well done. And Aleksey Rybnikov's music is super special.


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