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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Dana Ranga

IMAGE

Dana Ranga, Francisco Gózon

SON

Thomas Mahler

MONTAGE

Thomas Wellmann

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Miron Jakupovic

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Peter Hintz, Good Idea Films

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Good Idea Films

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  • Allemagne | 2003 | 87 minutes | DV Cam
  • Un film de Dana Ranga

"Astronaute et poète, Story Musgrave fut un des as de la première conquête spatiale. Il en retrace aujourd’hui l’aventure face à la caméra, dans une cabine ou une forêt, tandis qu’une lumière bleue visite son crâne nu et qu’apparaissent de somptueuses photos de l’Espace, ou de la Terre. Du sol aux étoiles, d’un globe l’autre – la tête de Story, les planètes qu’il raconte –, c’est à la fois un documentaire scientifique, genre trop délaissé, bien que correspondant à une possibilité fondamentale du cinéma, et la chronique hallucinée d’une folie encore vive, celle qui, un jour, fait de vous, selon le mot de Story, un spaceman."

(Emmanuel Burdeau - FIDMarseille)

Story Musgrave was already past 40 when he orbited the earth for the first time. 20 years later, he made his sixth and final space flight for NASA, making him the oldest man ever to walk in space. As if the never-ending practice runs, the risks and the strict medical exams weren't demanding enough, Musgrave is also a father of six, a pilot, surgeon, poet, chemist and mathematician. For Story, the Romanian director Dana Ranga chose a strictly stylised form: throughout virtually the entire film, the camera shows a close-up of Musgrave's bald head while he recounts his experiences. Ranga alternates these images with spectacular footage of Planet Earth. Musgrave comes across as quiet and deliberate; he has reflected on everything in his life and has a catchy way of telling about it. The form of the film, along with Musgrave's monotonous voice and the careful words he chooses, lends the images a spiritual quality. Story is the portrait of a man with an incredible drive. Musgrave says he wants to reinvent himself one last time, as he did when he became an astronaut: from now on, he will devote himself to painting and capturing beauty.

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