• Houston, We Have a Problem!
  • Houston, We Have a Problem!
  • Houston, We Have a Problem!
  • Houston, We Have a Problem!

Houston, We Have a Problem!

by Žiga Virc International Documentary Film / Competition

„Even if everything is a fake and we know it, it tells us so much about the social reality in which we live. Even if it didn’t happen, it’s true, and that’s the crucial message.“ (Slavoj Žižek).
At the height of the Cold War in the mid 1960s, America is determined to win the race of landing on the moon against the Soviets by any means possible. In a highly classified multi-billion-dollar deal, America purchases Yugoslavia’s entire space programme from Tito, its president and welcome ally. A spectacular deal that has indirect yet tragic consequences for both countries: the assassination of US President Kennedy and the fall of the Yugoslavian state. How exactly are these events connected, however? And further, what does the popular philosopher Slavoj Žižek have to do with this unbelievable piece of world history? HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM! is a highly entertaining revelation about a colossal geopolitical conspiracy theory presented in a demonstration of filmic manipulation.


  • Genre: DOC: Social Interest & Politics
  • Country, Year: Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Czech Republic, Qatar, 2016
  • Runtime: 88 Min
  • Languages: Croatian, English, Serbian, Slovenian
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Žiga Virc
  • Cast: Slavoj Žižek, Ivan Pavic
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  • Screenplay: Boštjan Virc, Žiga Virc
  • Cinematography: Andrej Virc
  • Editor: Vladimir Gojun
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  • Producer: Boštjan Virc
  • Co-Producers: Siniša Juričić, Ingmar Trost
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  • Production Companies: Studio Virc d.o.o., Nukleus Film d.o.o., Sutor Kolonko
  • World Sales: Cat & Docs
  • www.houstonfilm.net
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