Short Cuts: Irish Film Board & RTE 1
Duration: 26 mins
by one critic as 'Ballykissangel meets Apollo 13', this short
(26 minute) film is based on the extraordinary story of a
Donegal 'ham' radio enthusiast who made contact with a Soviet
cosmonaut stranded on the MIR Space station during the summer
radio friendship coincided with the growing political crisis
in the Soviet Union. Mission Control in Moscow wasn't very
forthcoming with information but his 'ham' radio friend in
Donegal kept the cosmonaut abreast of developments.
FRIENDS' takes these true-life events, embellishes them with
a dramatic climax, adds a few quirky characters and tells
the story with a wee smile.