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Space Dogs (2020)

Documentary 1h 31m 2020

Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to certain death. According to a legend, she returned to Earth as a ghost and has roamed the streets of Moscow ever since. Following her trace, and filmed from a dog’s perspective, SPACE DOGS accompanies the adventures of her descendants: two street dogs living in today’s Moscow. Their story is one of intimate fellowship but also relentless brutality, and is interwoven with unseen archive material from the Soviet cosmic era. A magical tale of voyagers scouting for unknown spaces.

“No one leaves this movie unchanged.” -Publico

“Brutal but also deeply sensitive; a complex work that got under my skin.” -Film Comment


Elsa Kremser


Levin Peter




Austria, Germany



Bonus Content

Behind the Scenes

A Behind the Scenes look at working with real-life, untrained, street dogs.

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