USSR, 1963, 100mn 
Black and white, fiction
They Conquer the Skies
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Им покоряется небо


 Le Ciel leur est soumis

 Im pokoryaetsya nebo

Directed by : Tatyana LIOZNOVA (Татьяна ЛИОЗНОВА)
Writing credits : Leonid AGRANOVICH (Леонид АГРАНОВИЧ), Anatoli AGRANOVSKY (Анатолий АГРАНОВСКИЙ)
Yevgeni EVSTIGNEYEV (Евгений ЕВСТИГНЕЕВ) ...Ivan Sergueyevich
Nikolay RYBNIKOV (Николай РЫБНИКОВ) ...Aleksey Kolchin, test pilot
Vladimir SEDOV (Владимир СЕДОВ) ...Sergey Sharov, test pilot
Svetlana SVETLICHNAYA (Светлана СВЕТЛИЧНАЯ) ...Nina Kolchina
Cinematography : Valery GINZBURG (Валерий ГИНЗБУРГ)
Production design : Boris DULENKOV (Борис ДУЛЕНКОВ)
Music : Andrei ESHPAY (Андрей ЭШПАЙ)
Production : Gorky Film Studio
Release date in Russia : 26/08/1963

Plot synopsis
This second feature film directed by Tatiana Lioznova tells the story of the first test pilot to fly a Russian-made jet. From the drawing board to the sky, details of the building and eventual flying of the plane are chronicled. Commentary states just how important the events leading up to the successful project were and what it meant for the air force and the country in general. Lioznova went on to produce and direct the immensely popular television mini-series 17 Moments Of Spring in 1973. The series has retained its popularity since its release, becoming once of the most fondly remembered and often-quoted events in Russian television history.
Dan Pavlides, www.allmovie.com

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2009