For the last six months, the astronaut Jakub has been on a lonely space mission to the very edge of the solar system. He gradually becomes aware that his wife may no longer be waiting for him when he returns to Earth. Determined to save his marriage at all costs, in his time of desperation, he unexpectedly receives help from an alien being. Together with Hanuš, the name of the creature that has lived since the beginning of time and who is hiding deep in the bowels of the astronaut’s spaceship, Jakub tries to work out what has gone wrong in his relationship and how he can win his wife back. The film is based on the novel “Spaceman of Bohemia” by Jaroslav Kalfar.
by Johan Renck
with Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, Kunal Nayyar, Lena Olin, Isabella Rossellini
USA 2024 English, Czech, Korean, Subtitles: English, German 106' Colour World premiere


  • Adam Sandler (Jakub)
  • Carey Mulligan (Lenka)
  • Kunal Nayyar (Peter)
  • Lena Olin (Zdena)
  • Isabella Rossellini (Commissioner Tuma)
  • Paul Dano (Hanuš)


DirectorJohan Renck
ScreenplayColby Day, based on the book “Spaceman of Bohemia” by Jaroslav Kalfar
CinematographyJakob Ihre
EditingScott Cummings, Simon Smith, John Axelrad
MusicMax Richter
Music SupervisorLinda Cohen
Sound DesignThomas Varga
SoundSkip Lievsay, Paul Umson
Production DesignJan Houllevigue
CostumesCatherine George
Make-UpAnn Pala-Williams
CastingNina Gold, Robert Sterne
Visual EffectsMatt Sloan, Lauren Ritchie
ProducersMichael Parets, Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Tim Headington, Lia Buman, Max Silva
Executive ProducersJohan Renck, Ben Ormand, Barry Bernardi, Jaroslav Kalfar

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Johan Renck

The director and producer works in film, television and music videos. His directing work for the HBO series Chernobyl received several awards including an Emmy, BAFTA and DGA Award. As a music video director, he has worked with David Bowie, Madonna, New Order and Beyoncé. He is also co-creator of the “ABBA Voyage” concert series.


2008 Downloading Nancy; feature 2009 Breaking Bad; 2009-2011, series, 3 episodes 2010 The Walking Dead; series, 1 episode 2013 Vikings; series, 3 episodes · Bates Motel; series, 1 episode 2014 Halt and Catch Fire; series, 1 episode 2015 The Last Panthers; series · Bloodline; Part 1, Part 2 2016 Shut Eye; series, 1 episode 2019 Chernobyl; series 2024 Spaceman

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