Houston, We Have a Problem!

a film by Žiga Virc

Houston, We Have a Problem!

Germany, Croatia, Slovenia | 2016 | 80:00 min

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In March 1961, Yugoslavia sold its secret space program to USA. Two months later, Kennedy announced USA will go to the Moon. In January 2012 film makers uploaded a trailer of this film on Youtube. 3 days later, half a million people saw it.

In 1961 Yuri Gagarin was sent to space and USA had to admit shameful defeat in the space race. But there was also a third player in the race – Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia based its space technology on unpublished diaries of Herman Potocnik – Noordung, found in 1945 by Yugoslav secret service. Yugoslavia sold its complete secret space programme to USA in March 1961. Two months later, Kennedy announced USA will go to the Moon. Yugoslavia gained highest level of prosperity among socalist countries and president Tito traided life of guerilla soldier for luxury lifestyle. But that was just the beginning of the story as things were not as easy as they seemed...

Developed at Documentary Campus 2012
Tribeca Film Festival , Karlovy Vary, Traverse Film Festival, Audience Award - Mediteran Film Festival, Zürich Film Festival; Festival of Slovenian Films: Best Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Editing.
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  • Director Žiga Virc
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