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Directed by Richard Viktorov
Written by Isai Kuznetsov
Avenir Zak
Starring Innokenti Smoktunovsky
Vasili Merkuryev
Lev Durov
Distributed by Gorky Film Studio
Release date
  • 1974 (1974)
Running time
85 minutes
Country Soviet Union

Moscow-Cassiopeia (Russian: Москва — Кассиопея, translit. Moskva-Kassiopeya) is a Soviet 1974 science fiction comedy film directed by Richard Viktorov based on a script by Isai Kuznetsov and Avenir Zak. Followed by Teens in the Universe (second part, 1975).


From the depths of the universe Earth can hear the radio signals of intelligent beings from a planet of the star system Shedar in the Cassiopeia constellation. A project is set up, proposed by the young inventor Vitya Sereda, to send a spaceship to reach the planet - but the flight will last for decades, so the crew of the spaceship "Dawn " (Starship relativistic nuclear annihilation), is to be recruited from teenage students.

The project is all carefully thought out but student Fyodor Lobanov stows away aboard the starship and unwittingly causes it to transcend the speed of light and so reaching its target 27 years ahead of schedule...


Space ship DAWN crew[edit]

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  • Premio for the Best Film for Kids of the All-Union Cinema Festival, Baku, 1974
  • Special Premio of the International Cinema Festival of Science Fiction Films, Triest, 1975
  • Special Prize of the International Cinema Festival (in the Children films category), Moscow, 1975
  • Platero Prize of the International Cinema Festival as the film for the Kids and Youth, Gijón, 1975.
  • Diploma of the Moscow Technical Contest of the Films, UNIATEK congress, Moscow, 1976
  • State Premio of RSFSR in the honour of Vasilyiev Brothers, 1977.

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