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Mission Sputnik

Mission Sputnik is the adventurous story about the “real” happenings of Nov 9, 1989 in Germany, the day the wall came down. For ten-year-old Frederike, Oct 89 gets off to a disastrous start: her beloved Uncle Mike (27) is leaving the GDR. Inspired by her big idol Captain Kirk, Frederike and her friends Jonathan (10) and Fabian (10) construct a teleporting device to “beam” herself to West Berlin to bring back her uncle Mike. But the experiment dramatically fails. Instead of beaming Uncle Mike back, as they witness on TV, they end up beaming everyone in their town into West Germany! For a moment it seems that Frederike and her friends are the last remaining kids on earth. Only quick thinking and action can undo the experiment and prevent the worst from happening before the border guards open fire. A race against time and the nasty local policeman Mauder begins. [Synopsis courtesy of Berlinale]