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      Lajkó - Gypsy in Space

      2018 1h 30m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews This black comedy allows us to learn that the first living being in space was not actually a dog called Lajka but a Hungarian crop-sprayer by the name of Lajkó. We discover that, in early 1957, the Soviet Union decides to give Hungary the honor of providing the first cosmonaut to orbit in space. The most suitable candidate turns out to be none other than Lajos Serbán, known to all as Lajkó, whose life as a pilot reflects his lifelong attraction to the stars and an unexplored infinity with outer space. When he is eventually selected for this daring mission, he has little notion of the fact that it is not by chance that his dreams are set to come true... Read More Read Less

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      Ben Sachs Chicago Reader Balázs Lengyel, directing a script he wrote with Balázs Lovas, has fun spoofing the Soviet propaganda machine, and the agreeable bad-taste humor seems to grow out of the historical irreverence. Mar 13, 2020 Full Review Nathan Mattise Ars Technica Laika should earn late-night curiosity status within that overall pop-culture ecosystem... Jul 28, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis This black comedy allows us to learn that the first living being in space was not actually a dog called Lajka but a Hungarian crop-sprayer by the name of Lajkó. We discover that, in early 1957, the Soviet Union decides to give Hungary the honor of providing the first cosmonaut to orbit in space. The most suitable candidate turns out to be none other than Lajos Serbán, known to all as Lajkó, whose life as a pilot reflects his lifelong attraction to the stars and an unexplored infinity with outer space. When he is eventually selected for this daring mission, he has little notion of the fact that it is not by chance that his dreams are set to come true...
      Director
      Balázs Lengyel
      Producer
      Ferenc Pusztai
      Screenwriter
      Balázs Lengyel, Balázs Lovas
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Hungarian
      Runtime
      1h 30m