Short Film: THE MIRACLE OF FC GAGARIN, by Rene Nuijens


GagarinbolyarovocopyOn April 12, 1961 a football disappeared mysteriously in the sky during a friendly match between two Bulgarian (?) amateur football teams. Exactly one year later a Kazachstan goat farmer returned the ball to the football club with the amazing story on how the ball saved his and his goats lives in the Kazachstan steppe.

In this dry humorous comedy short we are flashing back in time and try to unravel the miracle that happened 57 years ago.

This has to be the 5th film I make in dedication to the first man in Space Yuri Gagarin. The last film: ‘Ringo Rocket Star and his song for Yuri Gagarin’ was shown on nearly 100 shortfilmfestivals around the world and won lots a awards.


Writer Biography – Rene Nuijens

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I grew up in petshop of my father, worked as a teenager in a steel factory. I became a autodidact director and space nerd.

A dry tragic comedy which unravel the miracle of the disappearing football during a friendly football match in the sky and how it saved the live of a goat farmer in Mongolia.
(script nominated at the 2016 Berlin International Filmfestival)

RINGO ROCKET STAR and his song for Yuri Gagarin (2016)
A dry tragic musical comedy about a gipsy guy and his song he wrote for the first man in space. [Length: 10:00]

A dry tragic comedy featuring Serbian film diva Rada Đuričin (1934) as a woman whose passion for
Yuri Gagarin (1934-68) is still as strong as when it was first set aflame after Gagarin’s launch in 1961.
[Length: 06:06]

A story about a man who dreamed to be the first Yugoslav in the Cosmos but as a kid he got already
sick on children swings. [Length: 03:28]

A road movie shot in Cuba, searching for the Yuri Gagarin Goose Farm. [Length: 01:53]

Over more then 100 television commercials, virals and music-videos between 2000 & 2016

Writer Statement

Humor is a serious thing

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