09 20 Oct '24
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Andrei Tarkovsky


167' - 1972 - Mystery, Science Fiction, Drama - Dialogue: German, Russian
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Composer: Eduard Artemyev With: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet
The film is set in the distant future on a space station in orbit around the mysterious planet Solaris. For years the planet has been studied by specialists - the science of solaristics has been created specially for the purpose - but nothing certain has been deduced about it. The planet’s surface appears to consist of viscous, swirling liquids which cause hallucinations to the occupants of the space station. The reports sent back by a small team of scientists have become so erratic that an astronaut psychologist, Kris Kelvin, is sent to investigate. He finds the station in total disarray: its commander has committed suicide, and the other two staff members are behaving unusually nervous.

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Andrei Tarkovsky


Eduard Artemyev


Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet


Andrei Tarkovsky, Fridrikh Gorenshteyn

Director of Photography

Vadim Yusov


Lyudmila Feyginova, Nina Marcus

More information


German, Russian

Countries of production

Union soviétique

Screenplay based on

"Solaris" (Stanislaw Lem)



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