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Thieves and Prostitutes. Awarded with Space Trip

Production : SOKOL TV ( RUSSIA )
Year : 2003
Duration : 118 min
Number of episodes : 1
Written by : ALEXANDER SOROKIN
Directed by : ALEXANDER SOROKIN
Produced by : ALEXANDER SIMONOV ; LYUDMILA SIMONOVA
Cast :
The film is based on the biography of Tina Modotti, an artist, a photographer and an activist of the international labour movement in the first half of the twentieth century. The film won a special jury prize at the film festival “Hundred Flowers” /PRC/. Tina Modotti was an Italian revolutionary, who slept with a good deal of high-ranking people for the sake of her carrier. Tina became pregnant from Julio, the leader of the revolutionary movement, she moved to the USSR, bore a son Zhenya Mikhailov and left Russia. Zhenya was brought up in an orphan home. In the 70s Tina was in the US prison, after the release she changes her name to Eileen Syen. Zhenya works in a clinic and carries out experiments breeding people and animals. Zhenya made a fundamental discovery in genetics but he was misunderstood. After the prison he became a barman. In the bar he met the writer Maratov who arranged his meeting with Gorbachev. A space trip was organized for Zhenya. The new cosmonaut takes the name Juvenile and declares that he doesn’t intend to return to the Earth… Eileen learns about the Russian cosmonaut and recognizes him as her son. An operation on returning this eccentric to the Earth is being planned in Russia. Most of all they are afraid that he will tell about experiments in the clinic and name the engaged people… A live press conference is held with the participation of Juvenile, Maratov, the Washington State senator Barry Walker, Eileen and the senator’s psychologist Marina Potaski who volunteers to fly to the space station and persuade Juvenile to return to the Earth. Barry accuses Eileen of supporting Juvenile, she survives the attempt on her life. Marina flies to space, falls in love with Juvenile and takes a side with him. Marina is pregnant, Eileen comes to Russia and undergoes training for the space flight. The participants of the experiments are denounced and killed…