Russian Sci-Fi Horror Sputnik Offers a Timely Reminder of the Importance of Quarantine

Russian Sci-Fi Horror Sputnik Offers a Timely Reminder of the Importance of Quarantine
In top-secret military medial facilities in Russia, no one can hear you scream. (Screenshot: IFC Midnight)

The ominous mention of “something alien has tagged along back to Earth, and containing it is going to be a nightmarish task.

When a doctor known for her unconventional approach to medicine (Oksana Akinshina) is summoned to a top-secret lab to investigate, she finds a cosmonaut (Pyotr Fyodorov) whose body is harbouring some kind of dangerous extraterrestrial parasite. She also comes to find out that the military is very eager to control and exploit said parasite. As a certain Ellen Ripley might warn them, these sorts of things never end well, do they?

Sputnik hits select global theatres and VOD August 15.