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Solaris (Solyaris) (1972)

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Donatas Banionis Donatas Banionis
Kris Kelvin, psikholog
Jüri Järvet Jüri Järvet
Doktor Snaut, kibernetik
Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy
Anri Berton, pilot
Nikolay Grinko Nikolay Grinko
Nik Kelvin, otets Krisa Kelvina
Anatoliy Solonitsyn Anatoliy Solonitsyn
Doktor Sartorius, astrobiolog
Olga Barnet Olga Barnet
Mat Krisa Kelvina
Vitalik Kerdimun Vitalik Kerdimun
Syn Anri Bertona

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You Don't Need Lasers to Make A Good Sci-Fi Flick

7 years, 11 months ago at Apr 16 5:33
2 votes
This film is an excellent example of what can happen when all of the effort of special effects is replaced with maximum effort into the script.
Definitely a thinking man's science fiction film whose intellect sacrifice none of the science nor none of the fiction.
The plot utilizes the fantasy element of the genre to delve intricately into themes of the pysche such as regret, love, pi... read more


5 years, 1 month ago at Feb 28 14:48
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In "Solaris" Russian director glances from the cosmos to the earth, to man. Tarkovsky does not make a trip "to infinity and beyond", but to the inner world of man. "I consider it my duty to encourage reflection on the specifically human and the eternal that lives within each of us," wrote Tarkovsky. It is no coincidence nor a matter of "resources", that special effects have been reduced to a minim... read more

Well worth the almost 3 hours

10 years, 2 months ago at Jan 17 23:39
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I looked up the review for this in an old movie guide I used to use (Video Hound) and I was surprised that it gave it a fairly low rating. It focused on a negative comparison with 2001 and complained that there was too much talking in the film. This strikes me as a strong indication of cultural bias, as thought the Russians weren't allowed to have their own investigation of memory and the symbolic... read more
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The Solaris mission has established a base on a planet that appears to host some kind of intelligence, but the details are hazy and very secret. After the mysterious demise of one of the three scientists on the base, the main character is sent out to replace him. He finds the station run-down and the two remaining scientists cold and secretive. When he also encounters his wife who has been dead for seven years, he begins to appreciate the baffling nature of the alien intelligence.
Release date: 26 September 1972
UPC: 014381458121
Tags: 1970s (13), Sci-fi (11), Russia (11), 1972 (10), Soviet Union (8), Immortality (8), Memory (8), Mystery (8), Surrealism (8), Science Fiction (7), Paranoia (7), Suicide (7), Romance (7), Adventure (7), Russian (7), Space Station (7), Dreams (6), Ocean (6), Dog (5), Death (5)
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