Укрощение Огня - Taming of the Fire
Taming of the Fire (Russian: Укрощение Огня) is a 1972 film, directed by Daniil Khrabrovitsky and starring Kirill Lavrov.
Epic film in two episodes, based on the true story of creation and development of the Russian space and missile industry. Due to the demand for state secrecy, all names were altered in the script, although most of the characters are easily recognizable. Sergei Korolev was prototype for the lead character Bashkirtsev, played by Kirill Lavrov.
Episode 1. He is obsessed with flying since his youth. Bashkirtsev's career takes shape after his meeting with visionary space scientist Tsiolkovsky. Before the World War II he develops the first rockets and builds a launch center in Central Russia. Then he makes the "Katyusha" weapon and takes it to the front-lines of World War II. In spite of his arrest and imprisonment, he continues working on rocket design. He is released from prison upon his request to fight in the front-lines against the Nazis.
Episode 2. After the end of World War II, Bashkirtsev makes a new rocket system, and works with nuclear scientist Igor Kurchatov on the nuclear missiles program. Then he makes a new rocket that launched "Sputnik" to orbit in 1957, from Baykonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. His next achievement is the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, and other human space missions. By the mid 1960s Bashkirtsev makes developments for the flight to the Moon. However, Bashkirtsev's uncompromising character causes him many problems with Soviet politicians, in additions to other pressures in his life, and he dies from a heart attack. His mission is carried on by his colleagues and apprentices.
Film is owned by Mosfilm.
Translations by Daniil Abramov.
Длительность материала: 02:37:11
Автор: Dan Abramov