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Solaris

  • Drama
  • Mystery
  • 1972
  • Andrei Tarkovsky
  • 159 mins
  • PG

Summary

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

For some, director Andrei Tarkovsky's philosophical cult movie is the Soviet equivalent of 2001; for others, it's an obscure intellectual exercise. Based on Polish writer Stanislaw Lem's 1961 novel, the tale involves astronauts hovering above an alien planet who are confronted by illusions from their subconscious memories (usually their morose girlfriends back on Earth). Tarkovsky's highly influential and cerebral science-fiction epic is ponderous, very talky and contains minimal special effects, but its remote strangeness exerts a compelling hypnotic power that's often extraordinarily potent.

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Credits

Cast

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Kris KelvinDonatas Banionis
HariNatalya Bondarchuk
SnowJuri Jarvet
SartoriusAnatoli Solonitsyn
BurtonVladislav Dvorjetzki

Crew

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DirectorAndrei Tarkovsky

Details

Theatrical distributor
Contemporary / NFT
Released on
2005-02-18
Languages
German | Russian
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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