The Challenge Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

The Challenge

April 20, 2023
2hr 44min
Status: released

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The Challenge Movie Details:

GenreSpace Drama
Country Russia
Language Russian
Release DateApril 12, 2023 (State Kremlin Palace)
April 20, 2023 (Russia)
Running Time2hr 44min
StarringYulia Peresild
Miloš Biković
Vladimir Mashkov
Alyona Mordovina
Sergey Burunov
Polina Agureeva
Oleg Novitsky
Directed by Klim Shipenko
Written byKlim Shipenko
Bakur Bakuradze
Ivan Zamorov
Ilya Malakhova
Produced byKonstantin Ernst
Dmitry Rogozin
Sergey Titinkov
Eduard Iloyan
Denis Zhalinsky
Vitaly Shlyappo
Alexey Trotsyuk
Mikhail Tkachenko
Olga Danova
Natalia Smirnova
Svetlana Izvekova
Nonna Aristarkhova
Cinematography by Klim Shipenko
Boris Litovchenko
Edited by Tim Pavelko
Music byNikolai Rostov
Sergey Cheremisinov
Production CompaniesGlavkosmos
Roscosmos State Corporation
Channel One
START Studio
Yellow, Black and White
Algous Studio
Cinema Fund
Distributed byCentral Partnership
Budget₽1.155 billion
Box Office Collection$23.4 million

The Challenge Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Yulia Peresild as Evgenia Vladimirovna ‘Zhenya’ Belyaeva, a thoracic surgeon who is launched on an emergency mission to save the life of an ailing cosmonaut
  • Miloš Biković as Vladislav Nikolaevich Nikolaev, as Doctor Vlad, one of the surgeons selected to be a candidate for the flight
  • Vladimir Mashkov as Constructor Konstantin Volin, a flight director at Mission Control
  • Alexey Grishin as Gennady Simonov, a replacement flight director
  • Andrey Shchepochkin as Valentin Vershinin, chief surgeon at the Medical Simulation Center of the Botkin Hospital, Evgenia Belyaeva and Vladislav Nikolaev’s supervisor
  • Aleksandr Baluev as a general manager at the Roscosmos Space Center
  • Igor Gordin as Dmitry, the crew physician
  • Yelena Valyushkina as Galina, Evgenia Belyaeva’s mother
  • Aleksandr Samoylenko as Prosecutor Semyonov
  • Alexey Barabash
  • Anton Shkaplerov as a Roscosmos cosmonaut
  • Oleg Novitsky as Oleg Bogdanov, the injured cosmonaut
  • Pyotr Dubrov as Pyotr Kudryavtsev, a test cosmonaut on the ISS
  • Anatoly Zabruskov as Anatoly Kochetkov, an instructor in a zero gravity aircraft
  • Maxim Stoyanov as Roman Biker, one of the surgeons selected as a candidate for the flight
  • Benik Arakelyan as Rafik, one of the surgeons selected as a candidate for the flight
  • Arthur Beschastnyy as Vasily ‘Vasya’, one of the surgeons selected as a candidate for the flight
  • Andrey Kuzichev as Valery ‘Valera’, one of the surgeons selected as a candidate for the flight
  • Sergey Godin as Pavel, one of the surgeons selected as a candidate for the flight
  • Simon Steinberg as Kirill, one of the surgeons selected as a candidate for the flight
  • Mikhail Troynik as Sergey, Zhenya Belyaeva’s husband
  • Varvara Volodina as Masha, Zhenya Belyaeva’s daughter
  • Danila Fedyunin as Borya, Masha’s boyfriend
  • Sofya Skya as Tatiana ‘Tanya’, an anesthesiologist
  • Marianna Korobeynikova as Ksenia Bogdanova, wife of cosmonaut Oleg Bogdanov


Cosmonaut Ivanov loses consciousness while the spacecraft is in flight. Doctors decide that it will be necessary to perform heart surgery right in zero gravity. Cardiac surgeon Zhenya Belyaeva, who does not have time to raise her three-year-old daughter, is preparing for the flight.

About The Challenge Movie:

The Challenge, also known as Doctor’s House Call (Russian: Вызов, romanized: Vyzov) is a Russian space drama film co-written and directed by Klim Shipenko and partially filmed aboard the International Space Station. Alongside Yulia Peresild, starring as a surgeon sent to space to help a sick cosmonaut, the film’s cast includes Miloš Biković and Vladimir Mashkov. The film crew was accompanied by cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov, and NASA astronaut Mark T. Vande Hei.

This is the first collaboration between the Russian space corporation Roscosmos and the public broadcaster Channel One. The approximate budget of the film was 1.155 billion rubles for 2 weeks of filming.

It is the first feature-length fiction film to be filmed in space by professional film-makers, which premiered on 12 April 2023 at the State Kremlin Palace in the Moscow Kremlin, and was theatrically released in Russia on 20 April 2023 by Central Partnership on an analogue version of IMAX called CosMAX.